inA Katydid, a Fly, a Bee, and a Fulgoroid
Anonymous, Dutch, 17th century
Former Attribution: Formerly attributed to Anonymous, Netherlandish, 16th century Former Attribution: Formerly attributed to Joris Hoefnagel (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1542–1601 Vienna)
Vladimir Nabokov’s butterfly maps, photos, and delicate, detailed drawings are precious. In “Speak, Memory” he wrote, “I have hunted butterflies in various climes and disguises; as a pretty boy in knickerbockers and sailor cap; as a lanky cosmopolitan expatriate in flannel bags and beret; as a fat hatless old man in shorts”.
What are my obsessions and where will they take me?
Fruitflies (Drosophila) - From left: wild form, stubby winged ‘vestigal’-form, larva.
Sterba, G. and Mills, D. (Eds.) (1983). The Aquarium Encyclopedia. Poole: Blandford Books Ltd.