Robert Hooke's drawing of a 'Blue Fly'

Robert Hooke's drawing of a 'Blue Fly'

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Caption: Robert Hooke's drawing of a "blue fly" published in Micrographia, 1665. Hooke (1635-1703) was curator of experiments at the Royal Society of London, which had been founded in 1660. Using a compound microscope to observe a wide range of specimens, he then drew & published the results of his remarkably detailed observations. This is an early representation of the insect compound eye. Reference: MICROCOSMOS, page 186.

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Keywords: animal, fly, historical, hooke's fly, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, wildlife, zoology

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