image fuessly_archiv der insect_plate 16
Image number: RS.11111
Credit: © The Royal Society

Langmaid's yellow underwing moth

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 Langmaid's Yellow Underwing, Noctua janthina (here styled Phal. Noct. Domiduca). Five figures showing the developmental stages of caterpillar, pupa and adult insect.

Plate 16 from Johann Kaspar Füssli [also spelt Fuessly], 'Archiv der insectengeschichte'…1791-1795.

Inscribed in ink above: ‘Tab: 16’. 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.