Living With Glass Insects

Glass Model of Bee Pollinating a Flower
Photo: Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard

The Harvard Museum of Natural History Glass Flowers Collection is on the must see list for entomologists visiting the Boston area. Between 1887 and 1936, artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka created replicas of flowering plants for study by students. The flowers are presented with blemishes, scab, fungus, rot, insect feeding damage and in some cases insects. The glass flowers were originally created as tools for budding…

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