Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)
Plate 38 to Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium 1699 - 1701
A sprig from a plant with small red flowers [Jatropha gossypifolia]. The large green caterpillar became the liver-coloured chrysalis then the large grey moth with six orange/yellow spots on its body [Cocytius antaeus]; a yellow butterfly.
Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) (artist)