Guava tree, leafcutter and army ants, spiders and hummingbird
The Royal Collection © 2008,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RL 21172

Branch of guava tree with leafcutter ants, army ants, pink-toed tarantulas, huntsman spiders, and ruby topaz hummingbird

c.1701-05

Maria Sibylla Merian

Purchased by George III, when Prince of Wales

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