LEFT F.D.Godman and Osbert Salvin, Biologia Centrali-Americana, Insecta:Coleoptra, Porter and Dulau, London, 1880 -1911
MIDDLE Johann Jakob Scheuchker, Physica sacra..., Augsberg and Ulm, 1731 - 1735, illustration to Genesis I, v 24; the creation of the Natural World, and an inventive attempt to illustrate sequences and categories of insect growth within a naturalistic scene viewed through decorative frame.
RIGHT a delightful line up on the page from Johannes Scheutzer Physique Sacree ou Histoire Naturelle de la Bible Amsterdam 1732 - 1737 8 volumes