Mosquito larva Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt
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Study of the larval stage of the mosquito, the insect viewed by microscope, under magnification. The supporting illustrations show larvae in natural positions at the surface of water, together with natural size views of the adult flies.
Plate 79 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, 1766).
Inscribed above: ‘TAB.LXXIX.’
The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table LXXIX. Le Moucheron, le Cousin, Insecte d’Eau limonneuse’ [the midge, the cousin, an insect of stagnant water].
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-18644
- ©The Royal Society
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