Calobius Heeri

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.’

73. Calobius Heeri, Woll. (Tab. II. fig. 7.). Wollaston wrote the following about this species:

‘It is to Professor Heer that we are indebted for the discovery of this very interesting little insect, which entirely eluded my own researches in these islands. It was first detected by him, on the 6th of February 1851, adhering to marine Confervae in salt-water pools at the Gorgulho, near Funchal,—in which position it has been since captured, abundantly, by M. Rousset.’

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watercolour on paper
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Calobius Heeri
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Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
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John Obadiah
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