1744 Roesel von Rosenhof Bee Hawk moth

1744 Roesel von Rosenhof Bee Hawk moth

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Portrait of adult and larvae of the broad bordered bee hawk moth (Hemaris fuciformis) and Narrow bordered Bee hawk moth (H. tityus) by Rosel from his work "Insect Amusements" 1744. August Johann Rosel von Rosenhof (March 30, 1705 – March 27, 1759) was a German miniature painter, naturalist and entomologist. Inspired by the work of Maria Sybella Marian, he endeavoured to show all stages of an insects life history in life-poses where possible. To this end he raised and dissected many insects he found in the surrounding German countryside. He produced some of the most beautiful insect studies ever printed, and is recognised as an important figure in early entomology. Insects such as Rosel's Cricket are named after him, and indeed Linnaeus used many of Rosel's descriptions for his taxonomy.

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Keywords: artist, batesian, bee, broad bordered bee hawk, catterpillar, hemaris fuciformis, hemaris tityus, illustration, johann, larvae, life history, maria merian, metamorphosis, mimic, narrow bordered bee hawk, roesel, rosel, rosenhoff, sphingdae

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