image fuessly_archiv der insect_plate 17
Image number: RS.11112
Credit: © The Royal Society

Rest harrow 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 the Rest harrow, Aplasta ononaria, (here styled Phalaena Geomet. Ononaria). Six figures showing the developmental stages of caterpillar, pupa and adult insect, with a botanical detail of the Common rest harrow Ononis repens.

Plate 17 from Johann Kaspar Füssli [also spelt Fuessly], 'Archiv der insectengeschichte'…1791-1795.

Inscribed in ink above: ‘Taf: 17’ and printed below: ‘J.R.Schellenberg pinx. & sculp.’.

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