BibliOdyssey finds more lovely old insect art!

I had a hard time deciding which to focus here, so went with a peanut-head (also known as a lantern-fly).  They are related to neither peanuts or flies; they are in the family Fulgoridae.

Three volumes from ‘Insecten-Belustigung’ (Insect Amusements) by AJ Rösel von Rosenhof are available from the University of Heidelberg (click through and look for ‘Vorschau’ = thumbnails). The books were released in installments between 1746 and 1761.

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!


  1. Fulgorids were originally considered Locusta? Weird…


  2. I love peanut-heads…I haven’t seen one yet, but a co-worker of mine has and I’m quite envious.

  3. I saw one on a trip to the Amazon. Weird and wonderful.

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