Product images of Fleas
Studies of fleas, including a central, complete insect, shown with supposed developmental stages from an egg, viewed under microscope magnification. With circled selected versions of these at actual size. The main image is surrounded at each corner with details of the head and mouthparts of a flea, drawn after earlier authors. Figure 1 after Robert Hooke. Figure 2 after August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof. Figure 3 after Filippo Bonanni. Figure 4 after Johann Franz Griendel von Ach.
Plate 20 from Amusement microscopique, tant pour l'esprit que pour les yeux, contenant... estampes... d'apres nature...by Martin Frobene Ledermuller, plates volume (Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt, Nuremburg, 1764).
Inscribed above: ‘TAB.XX.’ Inscribed below: ‘M.F.L. del. A.W.W. ex.’
The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XX. De la Puce’. [Of the flea].
Martin Frobene [Frobenius] Ledermuller (1719-1769) German naturalist was employed in various capacities as a notary, turning to microscope studies after an illness induced temporary deafness.
- Image reference: RS-18122
- ©The Royal Society
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