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July 5, 2008

A monograph of oriental cicadidae (1892) by Willian Lucas

Filed under: Cicada Anatomy,Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 3:13 am

I recently found a book called A monograph of oriental cicadidae in the Internet Archive. The A monograph of oriental cicadidae was authored by William Lucas Distant, and published in 1892 — that’s 116 years ago! The book contains plenty of text and illustrations, some of which I’ll include below:

Angamiana etherea

Angamiana etherea

Cicada taglica

Cicada taglica

Cosmopsaltria tripurasura

Cosmopsaltria tripurasura

Peciliopsaltria hampsoni

Peciliopsaltria hampsoni

Terpnosia stipata

Terpnosia stipata

Tosena depicta

Tosena depicta

Tosena sibylla

Tosena sibylla

Tosena splendida

Tosena splendida

2 Comments

  1. David E says:

    Yes, a great monograph- pretty costly. There are also plenty of hand-painted cicada illustrations in a couple of issues of Genera Insectorum(around the same period) – also contributed by WL Distant and illustrated by the reknown Philogene Wystman.
    David.

  2. Those last two would make killer tattoos.

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