Helops Vulcanus

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.’

389. Helops Vulcanus, Woll. (Tab. XII. fig. 1.)

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
556/1911
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
watercolour on card
Common Name
Helops Vulcanus
Simple Name
drawing
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Town

Production Date
1850
Production Person Initials
John Obadiah
Production Person Surname
Westwood
Production Year Low
1850
Production Year High
1850

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Helops Vulcanus Woll