image hoefnagel d i_diversae insectarum_plate 8
Image number: RS.17668
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Moth development with insects and spiders

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 insects and spiders. The plate contains twenty figures, including three details numbered 1-3 showing the development of a hawkmoth from caterpillar, to pupa and to the adult moth. The plate features a bumblebee on a flower (top right) and a lacewing (top left). There is a Swallowtail butterfly Papilio machion (centre right) near to a Garden spider Areneus diadematus. Below is a cricket (lower right) and a grasshopper (lower left).

Plate 8 from the collection Diversae insectarum volatilium icones ad vivum accuratissime depictae, by Jacob Hoefnagel (Amsterdam, Nicolao Ioannis Visscher, 1630).

The plate is numbered, ‘8’, lower right.

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