March 19, 2014

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Filed under: insect portrait 
March 18, 2014
japaneseaesthetics:

A set of ten articulated soft-metal insects  Early 20th century, Japan, nine signed Kozan (Takase Kozan; 1869-1934) with cursive monogram (kao), one grasshopper signed Muneyoshi (Tanaka Tadayoshi; ?-1958) Each insect constructed of numerous hammered parts jointed together with movable wings, limbs or antennae, each finely detailed and patinated in silver, shibuichi, shakudo and/or copper; signature on body The largest (dragonfly): 4in. (10.2cm.) long, the smallest (bee): 2in. (5.1cm.) long  With original padded wood box sewn with cords to secure the ten insects (10).  Christies

japaneseaesthetics:

A set of ten articulated soft-metal insects 
Early 20th century, Japan, nine signed Kozan (Takase Kozan; 1869-1934) with cursive monogram (kao), one grasshopper signed Muneyoshi (Tanaka Tadayoshi; ?-1958)
Each insect constructed of numerous hammered parts jointed together with movable wings, limbs or antennae, each finely detailed and patinated in silver, shibuichi, shakudo and/or copper; signature on body
The largest (dragonfly): 4in. (10.2cm.) long, the smallest (bee): 2in. (5.1cm.) long 
With original padded wood box sewn with cords to secure the ten insects (10).  Christies

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Filed under: insect 
March 17, 2014
indophilia:

Jaipur

indophilia:

Jaipur

(via sombhatt)

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Filed under: insect lily 
March 2, 2014

atelierentomologica:

Experiments on the Generation of Insects, 1668, Francesco Redi

The book is one of the first steps in refuting “spontaneous generation” - a theory also known as Aristotelian abiogenesis. At the time, prevailing wisdom was that maggots arose spontaneously from rotting meat.

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Filed under: insect 
March 1, 2014

(Source: kmzgt, via yellowblog)

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Filed under: insect building bug 
February 16, 2014

(Source: principlesofaesthetics, via sombhatt)

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Filed under: insect 
February 7, 2014
atelierentomologica:

Entomology wall chart- cicada

atelierentomologica:

Entomology wall chart- cicada

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Filed under: cicada insect 
February 1, 2014
aubreylstallard:

John Midgley

aubreylstallard:

John Midgley

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Filed under: insect 
February 1, 2014

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Filed under: feet insect 
January 28, 2014
stilllifequickheart:


Maria Sibylla Merian
Fruit and Insects, detail
1730

stilllifequickheart:

Maria Sibylla Merian

Fruit and Insects, detail

1730

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Filed under: insect 
January 19, 2014
wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915 BHL Collections: Smithsonian Libraries

wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries

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Filed under: insect 
January 15, 2014
ooksaidthelibrarian:

n96_w1150 by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Le règne animal distribué d’après son organisation. v.6-7. pt.2. Atlas Paris :Fortin, Masson et cie,[1836-49]biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4234600

ooksaidthelibrarian:

n96_w1150 by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Le règne animal distribué d’après son organisation. v.6-7. pt.2. Atlas
Paris :Fortin, Masson et cie,[1836-49]
biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4234600

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Filed under: insect 
January 1, 2014

wrenwestpresents:

by Bernard Durin: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/science/the-french-painter-bernard-durins-close-look-at-insect-life.html?ref=science

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Filed under: insect 
November 20, 2013

(Source: jellydonut52, via johnnychallenge)

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Filed under: insect 
November 17, 2013

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Filed under: insect 
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