Living With Nature Drawings

Drawing of Manduca Life Stages Artist: Maria Sibylla Merian

The printing press made images widely available to the public in the 17th century. Drawings of animals were popular, especially those that accurately captured details of insect life history. Drawings such as the one at left convey information about lifecycle, metamorphosis and host plants. Images readily cross language barriers. This painting by a German, Maria Sibylla Merian, living in The Netherlands is readily understood by…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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