Parts of insects] [see Explanation of Fig. 1-4 in Notes]
NamesDrury, Dru (1725-1803) (Author)Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah) (1805-1893) (Editor)
Illustrations of exotic entomology, containing upwards of six hundred and fifty figures and descriptions of foreign insects, interspersed with remarks and reflections on their nature and properties. By Dru Drury. A new ed., [..]
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1837Place: LondonPublisher: H.G. Bohn
Library locationsGeneral Research DivisionShelf locator: QIL+ (Drury, D. Illustrations of exotic entomology)
NotesOwnership: The Astor LibraryContent: First published, London, 1770-82, under title: Illustrations of natural history.Citation/reference: Gross, 1994, #104Content: Explanation of Fig. I. : a - The head; b b - The eyes; c c - The palpi; d d - The antennæ; e e - The shoulders. The patagia, or tippets, are placed here; f - The thorax. The part underneath and opposite to this is termed the breast; g - The abdomen, with the annuli or rings of which this part is composed; very conspicuous in such of the Lepidoptera as are figured in Plate 27, 28, and 29. A A - The anterior wings; B B - The posterior wings; h h - The bases of the wings; i i - The tips; k k k k - The anterior margin; l l - The posterior or internal margin; m m m m - The external edges; n n - The lower of the anterior wings; o o - The uppper corners of the posterior wings; p p - The abdominal edges. In the butterfly tribe this part forms the abdominal groove; q q - The anal angle; r r - The tails, whereof some species have four, as in Pl.1, 2, and 7; s s - The eyes on the wings. From round spots resembling an eye; t A - waved bar; u u - An irregular indented bar. (The terms upper side and under side, mentioned in all the descriptions of the farinaceous tribe, require no explanation.) Explanation of Fig. II : a - The head; b - The palpi; c - The antennæ; d - The eyes; e - The dorsum of the prothorax, commonly called the thorax in beetles, whereof the under part is the prosternum; f - The lateral margin of the thorax; g - The posterior margin of the thorax; h h - The upper horn; i i - The lower horn; k - The scutellum; l l - The wings cases, or elytra; m m - The suture; n n - The lateral margin of the wing cases; o - The anus; p - The fore thigh; q - The middle thigh; r - The hinder thigh; s s- The fore tibiæ; t t - The middle tibiæ; u u - The hinder tibiæ; w w w w w w - The tarsi; x x x x x x - The articulation of the tarsi with the tibiæ; y y y - The articulation of the tibiæ with the femora; z z z - The hooks or clawes, (ungues). Explanation of Fig. III : a - The head; b b - The palpi; c c - The antennæ; d d - The eyes; e - The prosternum, whereof the upper part is the prohorax; f - The mesosternum; g g - The dilated posterior coxæ; h h h h - The abdomen, with its annuli or rings; o - The anus; p - The fore thighs; q q - The middle thighs; r r - The hinder thighs; s s - The fore tibiæ; t t - The middle tibiæ; u u - The hinder tibiæ; w w w w w w - The tarsi; x x x x x x - The articulation of the tarsi with the tibiæ; y y y y y y - The articulation of the tibiæ with the femora, or thighs; z z - The hooks or clawsl (ungues.) Fig. IV - is inserted only to show the three little eyes, which are placed in a triangular manner, and mentioned in some of the descriptions, viz. Pl. 43, Fig.4, 5, 6 , &c. / [Cf. These explanations on p. xxv-xxvi]
Physical DescriptionExtent: 27. 5 x 20 cm
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 10052446NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13550457Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): edb23740-c6bc-012f-81ce-58d385a7bc34
Rights StatementThe New York Public Library is interested in learning more about items you've seen on our websites or elsewhere online.
If you have any more information about an item or its copyright status, we want to hear from you.
Please contact DigitalCollections@nypl.org with your contact information and a link to the relevant content.
Item timeline of events