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Image number: RS.18644
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Mosquito larva

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 larval stage of the mosquito, the insect viewed by microscope, under magnification. The supporting illustrations show larvae in natural positions at the surface of water, together with natural size views of the adult flies.

Plate 79 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.LXXIX.’

The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table LXXIX. Le Moucheron, le Cousin, Insecte d’Eau limonneuse’ [the midge, the cousin, an insect of stagnant water].

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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