Reference numberCLP/15i/65
TitlePaper, 'Some observations on the kind of insect which is commonly called in Latin liballe, in English the pearle-flie' by Mr Hamberg
Date22 August 1699
DescriptionHamberg presents observations on the size, colour and body structure of the pearl fly or dragonfly (Anisoptera). He describes how the male and female of the species are the same size, the male having a shiny violet body and the female having a shiny grey-golden body. He goes on to describe the anatomy of the insect.

Subject: Zoology / Entomology

Read to the Royal Society on 5 May 1708
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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