image 10.1098-rstl.1694.0054_0001
Image number: RS.19041
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Moth larvae and oak rings

Date

1694

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Creator - Organisation

The Royal Society, Publisher

Object type

Article identifier

Material

Technique

Subject

Biology
   > Entomology
Biology
   > Botany
Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect
nature
   > plant

Description

15 figures to issue 213 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Inscribed ‘Philosophical Transactions. No. 213.’

Fig. 1 Apparatus used to observe the ‘wolf’, a small white worm which bores through wood.
Fig. 2 Two adult moths from the ‘wolf’ larvae.
Fig. 3 The skins of the pupa of the ‘wolf’ larvae, shown to scale.
Fig. 4-5 Female genitalia of the ‘wolf’ moth with egg.
Fig. 6-8 Anatomical figures of the ‘wolf’ larvae.
Fig. 9 Egg shell of the ‘wolf’ larvae, showing the network of vessels.
Fig. 10-13 Feathers from the ‘wolf’ moth.
Fig.14 Egg shell of a ‘wittge’ or black fly larvae, showing the network of vessels.

Illustrations to An Extract of a letter from Monsieur Anthony Van Leuwenock to the Royal Society, containing the history of the generation of an insect, by him called, the wolf. with observations on insects bred in rain-water, in apples, cheese, &c. published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.18, issue 213 (October 1694) pp.194-199.

Fig. + A piece of oak of 12 years cut transversely, showing the annual growth rings.

Illustration to The Extract of another letter from Mr. Anthony Van Leuwenhock, to the Royal Society; concerning the difference of timber growing n different countries, and felled at different seasons of the year. published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.18, issue 213 (October 1694) pp.224-225. The original letter can be found in the Early Letters of the Royal Society EL/L2/6.

Related Fellows

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723, Dutch), Natural philosopher

Associated place

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      > Netherlands