Digitised Image

Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Black scarabus. [ca. 1816 and 1818]

Reference Number: E-272-f-001

Shows a black beetle at its various life stages. According to the artist's notes "breeds in logs and stumps of red oak and other trees, that begins to decay. The worm feeds chiefly on the sap next to the bark. When it first changes, it is a reddish brown colour changing to black by degrees. It flies about in the dusk of evenings nearly erect or upright."

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Natural history drawings and Watercolours, related to Joshua & Thomas Gilpin (Firm, Pennsylvania) and Beetles.

Part of:
Abbot, John 1751-1840 :Original drawings of insects by J Abott. [1816?], Reference Number E-272-f (103 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour on cream wove paper 342 x 248 mm. Vertical imageSingle art work

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