Tarphius Nodosus

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.’

114. Tarphius nodosus, Woll. (Tab. III. fig. 6.). Wollaston wrote the following about this species:

‘After the T. Lauri and rotundatus, it is the most abundant and widely distributed member of the group. I have taken it, during the summer months, in the region of the Ribeiro Frio, the Cruzinhas, at the Lombo dos Pecegueiros, and the Fanal.’

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watercolour on paper
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Tarphius Nodosus
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Victorian (1837-1901)
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John Obadiah
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