Needle tip and bee stinger Martin Frobene Ledermuller
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Needle tip and bee stinger
Studies of the point of a needle, with (overlaid and crossing) the stinger of a bee, shown by microscope, under magnification. With a circled detail showing the objects at natural size.
Plate 40 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.XL.’ Inscribed below: ‘M.F.L. del. A.W.W. ex.’
The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XL. La Pointe d’une Aiguille, & l’Aiguillion d’une Abeille dans son Etui.’ [the point of a needle and the stinger of a bee in its case].
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-18142
- ©The Royal Society
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