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Eight specimens of beetles

Date

1829

Creator

J. Gumpel junior, Engraver

After

E. Bommer, Artist

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height (print): 375mm
width (print): 229mm

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nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Entomological study of eight beetles, numbered 1-8. Figure 1 Omus californicus (California night stalking tiger beetle). Figure 2 Tricondyla cyanipes (Philippines tiger beetle). Figure 3 Pteroloma forstroemii. Figure 4 Metrius contractus (Bombardier beetle). Figure 5 Buprestis (belionota) sagittaria (Jewel beetle). Figure 6 Epiphanus cornutus (False click beetle, Epiphanis cornutus). Figure 7 Trypanaeus thoracicus. Figure 8 Cetonia (agestrata) luconica (Flower chafer)

Plate 4 from the book Zoologischer Atlas, enthaltend Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer Thierarten wahrend des Flottcapitains von Kotzebue zweiter Reise um die Welt..., by Friedrich Eschscholtz (Berlin, 1829). With an inset key to the insects and inscribed “E. Bomer del. J.Gumpel jun. Sc.”

Johann Friedrich Eschscholtz (1793-1831) Livonian physician, botanist and zoologist, was naturalist aboard two expeditions led by Otto von Kotzebue (1787-1846). The Rurik expedition 1815-1818 and the Predpriaetie 1823-1826 both circumnavigated the world and collected scientific specimens. These are from the second expedition.

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