Anobium Velatum

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.’

210. Anobium velatum, Woll. (Tab. V. fig. 3.). Wollaston wrote the following about this species:

‘It is tolerably common, both in the north and south of the island, at rather low elevations, during the summer months,—making its appearance about July. It occurs principally in vineyards and near neglected buildings. I have taken it around Funchal in August ; and it has been captured by the Rev. R. T. Lowe at Sao Vincente, later in the season.’

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
watercolour on paper
Common Name
Anobium Velatum
Simple Name
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Town

Production Person Initials
John Obadiah
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Anobium Velatum Woll