Hooke's drawing of a large drone fly

Hooke's drawing of a large drone fly

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Caption: Robert Hooke's drawing of a large drone fly. Illustration depicting the head of a large drone fly (Eristalis tenax). Hooke (1635-1703) was appointed curator of experiments at the Royal Society of London in 1662 shortly after its founding in 1660. Using a compound microscope to observe a wide range of specimens, he then drew and published the results of his remarkably detailed observations in Micrographia in 1665 (see image H505/1041). Other illustrations include a drawing of a flea (see image Z375/011) and a drawing of a blue fly (see image Z340/101).

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