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Insect Mimicry, lithograph, published in 1897 Featured Drone Fly Print

Insect Mimicry, lithograph, published in 1897

Mimicry of insects: 1-12 Imitation of green and withered leaves, twigs, and bark; 13-19) Imitation of inedible beetles and butterflies; 20-27) Imitation of dreaded insects (bees, wasps, ants) by those of other species; 28-30) Imitation of rotten objects. 1-2) Anaea phantes; 3) Anaea opalina; 4) Orange oakleaf (Kallima inachus); 5-8) Pterochroza colorata; erosa; cristata, arrosa; 9a-9b) Chrysalis (Papilio evander) - Imitation of a broken branch; 10) Caterpillar of Swallow-tailed moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria); 11) French stick insect (Clonopsis gallica); 12) Smooth tree bug (Phloea corticata); 13 Female Danaid Eggfly (Hypolimnas misippus); 14) Nymphalidae Hypolimnas Misippus (female); 15) Nymphalidae Hypolimnas Missipus (male); 16) Rhagium bifasciatum; 17) Tropidosoma Spencii; 18) Batus barbicornis; 19) tiger bug mimic (Correbia lycoides); 20-21) Brazilian butterflies (Pseudosphinx species) which mimic Ichneumonidae and wasps; 22) Mexican longhorn beetle (Charis species) which imitates a bee; 23) Hoverfly (Sericomyia silentis); 24) Drone fly (Eristalis tenax); 25) Sphiximorpha subsessilis; 26) Ctenostoma unifasciatum; 27) Myrmecoris gracilis; 28a-28b) Cocoon of Aides amanda (South America moth); 29) Tortrix moth (Tortrix ocellaria) imitates bird droppings on a leaf; 30) Desmiphora fasciculata imitates a woolly bear caterpillar. Lithograph, published in 1897

Grey drone-fly, observation XXXIX from Hookes Micrographia, 1664. Artist: Robert Hooke Featured Drone Fly Print

Grey drone-fly, observation XXXIX from Hookes Micrographia, 1664. Artist: Robert Hooke

Grey drone-fly, observation XXXIX from Hooke's Micrographia, 1664. Micrographica contains prints of some of the specimens Hooke viewed under the compound microscope that he designed. He chose the grey drone-fly because it had the greatest clusters of eyes in proportion to its head. He was one of the founder members of the Royal Society, at which he held the post of Curator of Experiments

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Of the Eyes and Head of a Grey drone-Fly. Engraving from Micrographia by Robert Hooke (London Featured Drone Fly Print

Of the Eyes and Head of a Grey drone-Fly. Engraving from Micrographia by Robert Hooke (London

Of the Eyes and Head of a Grey drone-Fly. Engraving from Micrographia by Robert Hooke (London, 1665). Hooke (1635-1703) English chemist, physicist and architect was one of the most brilliant scientists of his age. British. Science. Microscopy

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