Reference numberCLP/15i/61
TitleExtract of a letter, 'Concerning the insect called libella' from François Poupart to Martin Lister
DescriptionPoupart describes a flying insect of the order Odonata, known in France as 'demoiselle' from the variety of its colours and the transparency of its wings. It is also known as 'perle' due to the colour and roundness of its eyes.

Subject: Zoology / Entomology

Printed in Philosophical Transactions as 'Part of Monsieur Poupart's letter to Dr Martin Lister, F. R. S. concerning the insect called libella'

Read to the Royal Society on 28 December 1699
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1700.0048
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 22 (1700), p 673
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8382Lister; Martin (1639 - 1712); physician and naturalist1639 - 1712
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