Insects of Surinam, 18th century

Insects of Surinam, 18th century

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Insects of Surinam. 18th-century artwork showing the winged and caterpillar stages of the butterfly Philaethria dido, on the fruit of the pineapple tree (Ananas comosus). This artwork is Plate 2 from 'Metamorphosibus Insectorum Surinamensium' (1705) by German nature illustrator Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717). Surinam (now called Suriname) is in northern South America.

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