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Curtis British Entomology Plate 494



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Curtis British Entomology Plate 494

Coleoptera: Donacia typhae (Reed-mace Donacia), = Donacia vulgaris; with dissections from D. cincta Germ. [Plant: Typha latifolia (Great Cat?s-tail, Bulrush or Reed-mace)] Date: 1824-39

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Bulrush Butterflies Butterfly Coleoptera Curtis Dissections Entomology Germ Latifolia Ledipotera Typha Vulgaris Cats Tail Cincta


21"x14" (+3" Border) Fine Art Print

Discover the captivating beauty of the natural world with Media Storehouse's Fine Art Prints. This exquisite piece showcases Curtis British Entomology Plate 494, featuring the Coleoptera species Donacia typhae, also known as the Reed-mace Donacia or Donacia vulgaris. The intricately detailed illustration, sourced from Mary Evans Prints Online, includes dissections from D. cincta, providing a closer look at the insect's anatomy. The accompanying plant, Typha latifolia or Great Cat-tail, adds to the overall charm of this scientific masterpiece. Dated between 1824-39, this fine art print is a must-have for nature enthusiasts, collectors, and those who appreciate the intricacies of the natural world.

21x14 image printed on 27x20 Fine Art Rag Paper with 3" (76mm) white border. Our Fine Art Prints are printed on 300gsm 100% acid free, PH neutral paper with archival properties. This printing method is used by museums and art collections to exhibit photographs and art reproductions.

Our fine art prints are high-quality prints made using a paper called Photo Rag. This 100% cotton rag fibre paper is known for its exceptional image sharpness, rich colors, and high level of detail, making it a popular choice for professional photographers and artists. Photo rag paper is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print. If you can afford to spend more on a higher quality paper, then Photo Rag is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 31.7cm x 53.3cm (12.5" x 21")

Estimated Product Size is 50.8cm x 68.6cm (20" x 27")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print from Curtis's British Entomology, Plate 494, showcases the intricate details of Coleoptera, or beetles, specifically Donacia typhae, also known as Reed-mace Donacia or Donacia vulgaris. The image, dated between 1824 and 1839, was produced by the renowned botanical illustrator John Curtis FLS. The primary focus of the illustration is the beetle, which is depicted perched atop a stem of Typha latifolia, commonly known as Great Cat-tail, Bulrush, or Reed-mace. The plant, with its distinctive tall, triangular stems and broad, ribbed leaves, provides a fitting backdrop for the beetle. The meticulous detail of the beetle's anatomy is further highlighted through the inclusion of dissections from Donacia cincta and Germar's Donacia. These dissections reveal the internal structures of the beetles, providing valuable insights into their biology and anatomy. Donacia typhae is a herbivorous beetle that feeds on the leaves and stems of Typha latifolia. Its presence on the plant is a testament to the symbiotic relationship between insects and their host plants. The beetles play a crucial role in the ecosystem, contributing to the decomposition and nutrient cycling of the plant material. This beautiful and educational print is a testament to the artistry and scientific acumen of the time, showcasing the intricacies of both the beetle and the plant species. It provides a glimpse into the natural world, offering a window into the complex relationships between different organisms and their environments.

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