I feature the BiblioOdessy blog here semi-regularly, since he seems to find lovely old insect artwork everywhere.

This week: Charming hand-coloured 18th century moth illustrations found in EJC Esper’s ‘Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur’ [vol. 4] from 1786, sourced from the University of Heidelberg.  Definitely click over and look at the full size images–lovely!

And possibly useful for inviting potential dates to your lair?

Posted by Gwen Pearson

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

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  1. There’s a store in Chicago that sells Audubon prints of varying quality and value. If I ever hit the lottery I’ll get one of these:

    http://www.audubonart.com/00_imagedisp_sc.asp?stockno=HAV-0061-CF-36&file=IMAGES/CATALOG/HAV/HAV_061_01.jpg&price= $85,000&returnurl=/02_gall_HAV1.asp


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