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Image number: RS.9918
Credit: © The Royal Society
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Life cycle of the Pine hawk moth

Date

1818

Creator

W. Siegrist (b.1800, German), Printmaker

After

T. Weber (German)

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 260mm
width (print): 200mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Seven figures showing the development of Bombyx pini [the Pine hawk moth Hyloicus pinastri]. Including eggs, caterpillar, pupa stage and fully grown female moth. The insect is shown on the Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) in figure 4.

Plate 1 from Anatomisch-physiologische Untersuchungen der Insekten und Krustenthiere..., by Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Suckow (Heidelberg, 1818). Inscribed below “T Weber ad nat pinx. W. Siegrist sculp. Mannheim”.

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