Stagonomorpha Sphaerula

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.’

369. Stagonomorpha Sphaerula, Woll (Tab. X. fig. 8.). Wollaston wrote the following about this species:

‘Exceedingly rare ; the only two specimens which I have seen having been taken by myself in the remote region of the Lombo dos Pecegueiros, towards the western edge of the Ribeira do Inferno, on the 23rd of July 1850.’

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
watercolour on card
Common Name
Stagonomorpha Sphaerula
Simple Name
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
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Production Person Initials
John Obadiah
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Stagonomorpha Sphaerula Woll