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Cochineal cactus (Nopalea cochenillifera) with insects that feed on it, including th cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus). Coloured etching by J. Pass, c. 1801, after J. Ihle.

  • Ihle, Johann-Eberhard, 1727-1814.
Date:
27 November 1801
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25390i
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Credit: Cochineal cactus (Nopalea cochenillifera) with insects that feed on it, including th cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus). Coloured etching by J. Pass, c. 1801, after J. Ihle. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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London : published as the Act directs by J. Wilkes, 27 November 1801.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 24.1 x 19 cm

Lettering

Coccinella, and Coccus. fig 1 to 15. different species of Coccinella fig 16 to 21. male and female Coccus fig 22 to 27. the insect supposed to feed on the Coccus J. Pass sculpt.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25390i

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