image ledermuller_tab_76
Image number: RS.18641
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Silk moth antenna

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
   > Entomology

Description

Study of the antenna of the silk moth, Bombyx mori, under magnification, with an inset detail of the antenna at actual size.

Plate 76 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.LXXVI.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table LXXVI. Une Antene de Papillon de Ver a Soie & les Animaux Spermatiques de ce Papillon’ [A silkworm butterfly’s antenna and this butterfly’s sperm animals].

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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