image ledermuller_tab_75
Image number: RS.18640
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Insect larva and water flea

Date

1766

Creator

Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt (1733-1796, German), Engraver

After

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

Object type

Library reference

48660

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy
Biology
   > Natural history
Biology
   > Marine biology

Description

Two studies of freshwater pond life. Figure 1, magnified image of an insect larvae, a variety of midge, Diptera, including details of head and tail. With a sequence of figures illustrating the insect’s movement and a circled inset image of the larva at natural size. Figure 2 shows a variety of water flea, Daphia, under magnification, with details and an image of specimens at natural size.

Plate 75 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, 1766).

Inscribed above: ‘TAB.LXXV.’ Inscribed below: ‘M. F. Lederm. del. A. W. W. excud. Nrb.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table LXXV. Fig.1. L’Arlequin, Insecte d’Eau marecageuse…Fig. 2 Le Puceron Verd ou le Monocle.’ [The harlequin, an insect of marshy water…the green aphid or monocle].

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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