image fuessly_archiv der insect_plate 11
Image number: RS.11108
Credit: © The Royal Society

Broom 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 the Broom moth, Ceramica pisi (here styled Phalaena spartiata). Six figures showing the developmental stages of caterpillar, pupa and adult moth, with botanical details of broom in flower.

Plate 11 from Johann Kaspar Füssli [also spelt Fuessly], 'Archiv der insectengeschichte'…1791-1795.

Inscribed in ink above: ‘tab: 11’; and printed below ‘J.F.W.Herbst. ad viv. pinx: R Schellenberg sculp.’.

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