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 a green caterpillar and adult of the moth Erinnyis ello, on Spanish jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum). At bottom is a Corallus enhydris coral snake. This artwork is Plate 46 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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