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29.7 x 43.2 cm ⏐ 11.7 x 17.0 in (300dpi)
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Insects of Surinam. 18th-century illustration showing ants and spiders in a tree. At upper right, in a web with spiderlings, is a huntsman spider (Heteropoda venatoria). At lower right and centre lef are pinktoe tarantulas (Avicularia avicularia) preying on ants and a bird on its nest. The ants are also preying on an insect at lower left. This artwork is 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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