Magnified wing of lacewing, 1787.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Magnified wing of lacewing, 1787.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Wing of the lacewing (Hemerobius), which is 'fortified with bristly hairs which they can erect at pleasure'. Illustration from 'Essays on the microscope' by George Adams (1750-1795), published in London in 1787. Adams was instrument maker to King George III.
 

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