image fuessly_archiv der insect_plate 15
Image number: RS.11110
Credit: © The Royal Society

Nettle-tree butterfly

Date

1792

Creator

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

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Entomological studies of the Red underwing moth, Catocala nupta (here styled Phalaena pacta). Three figures showing the developmental stages of caterpillar, pupa and adult insect.

Plate 15 from Johann Kaspar Füssli [also spelt Fuessly], 'Archiv der insectengeschichte'…1791-1795.

Inscribed in ink above: ‘Taf: 15’. Not inscribed by the printmaker.

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