Eurygnathus latreillei female

Thomas Vernon Wollaston published this drawing in his book ‘Insecta Maderensia’ in 1854. In the book he thanks Westwood for providing the illustrations, ‘Particularly, however, would I draw attention to the valuable help which I have received from J. O. Westwood, Esq., whose pencil has been so elaborately employed in the figures which I am thus enabled to attach, and by whom many of the minutest of the dissections were accomplished, — with a degree of delicacy, moreover, to which I did not myself at the commencement of this Work (though I have since succeeded in anatomizing the larger portion of them, likewise) lay claim.’

Eurygnathus Latreillei. (Tab. I. fig. l et 3.). Wollaston wrote the following about this species:

‘A common insect beneath stones in Porto Santo, during the winter and early spring months. I have usually found it in greater profusion towards the eastern extremity of the island than in any other position, especially on the grassy slopes of the Pico de Baxo (the high conical hill, on the coast, to the eastward of the Cidade), and in the dry, sandy, fossiliferous district immediately below it, to the north, known as the Zimbral d'Areia,—at the mouth of the Ribeiro de Serra de Fora.’

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watercolour on paper
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Eurygnathus latreillei female
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Victorian (1837-1901)
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John Obadiah
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Eurygnathus latreillei female