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Image number: RS.11805
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Butterfly wing scales

Date

1764

Creator

Martin Frobene Ledermuller (1719-1769, German), Naturalist

Object type

Library reference

Ledermuller_TAB_9

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 245mm
width (print): 195mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Studies of scales from the wings of butterflies viewed by microscope, under magnification. Nine specimens lettered a-h, with an inset detail at natural size.

Plate 9 from Amusement microscopique, tant pour l'esprit que pour les yeux, contenant... estampes... d'apres nature...by Martin Frobene Ledermuller, plates volume (Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt, Nuremburg, 1764).

Inscribed above: ‘TAB.IX.’ Inscribed below: ’M.F.L. del. A.W.W. exc.Nor.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table IX. Des Plumes des Papillons.’

Martin Frobene [Frobenius] Ledermuller (1719-1769) German naturalist was employed in various capacities as a notary, turning to microscope studies after an illness induced temporary deafness.

Associated place

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