Plate 7

Great Blue Butterflies and Red Fruits, 1705-1771

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Large, colorful insects such as this blue Morpho deidamia (Hüber) were highly prized by early natural history collectors. Merian illustrated the insects on a branch of the Barbados Cherry, a plant native to Suriname.

Great Blue Butterflies and Red Fruits
Artist Life
Accession Number
Catalogue Raisonne
Nissen: 1342; Cat. Ger. Nat'l. Museum, 1967
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Plate 7