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Image number: RS.17663
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Moth and other insects

Date

1630

Creator

Jacob Hoefnagel (b.1575, Flemish), Engraver

Object type

Library reference

40489

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 201mm
width (print): 300mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Entomological studies of various insects arranged around a centrally placed large moth, possibly intended as a Death’s head hawk moth Acherontia atropos. Twenty insects are shown, including mayflies, with two specimens of butterfly, a hawk moth (lower left) and a longhorn beetle (bottom centre).

Plate 3 from the collection Diversae insectarum volatilium icones ad vivum accuratissime depictae, by Jacob Hoefnagel (Amsterdam, Nicolao Ioannis Visscher, 1630).

The plate is numbered, ‘3’, lower right.

Jacob Hoefnagel (1575-c.1630) Flemish artist and engraver, the son of Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1601) Flemish artist.