image fuessly_archiv der insect_plate 5
Image number: RS.11105
Credit: © The Royal Society

Green silver-spangled shark moth

Date

1791

Creator

Johann Rudolf Schellenburg (1740-1806, Swiss), Artist

After

Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Herbst (1743-1807, German), Entomologist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 221mm
width (print): 175mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Entomological studies of the Green silver-spangled shark, Cucullia argentea (here styled Phalaena argentea). Eight figures showing the developmental stages of egg, caterpillar, pupa and adult insect, with botanical details of wormwood.

Plate 5 from Johann Kaspar Füssli [also spelt Fuessly], 'Archiv der insectengeschichte'…1791-1795.

Inscribed in ink above: ‘tab: 5’; and printed below ‘J.F.W.Herbst. ad viv. pin: Schellenberg sculp.’.

Johann Kaspar Füssli (1743-1786) entomologist was the brother of the well-known artist Henry Fuseli (1745-1825), born Johann Heinrich Füssli.