Prof Dr Paul Pfurtscheller's Coloured Zoological Wall-Plates

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    THIS is an excellent plate, lithographed in colours, illustrating the external features of the larva (from the dorsal aspect) and the pupa and the female winged gnat (as seen from one side). The important features are clearly displayed, the parts being skilfully arranged so as to exhibit as much as possible. A portion of the wall of the abdomen of the imago is shown cut away to permit representation of parts of the stomach, intestine, Malpighian tubes and ovary. In the fourth figure the head of a female and the mouth parts are drawn on a larger scale. It is ungracious to ask for more on such a full plate, but a drawing of the head of a male would have been helpful for comparison with that of the female.

    Prof. Dr. Paul Pfurtscheller's Coloured Zoological Wall-Plates.

    Plate 32: The Common Gnat (Culex pipiens). Insecta, Diptera II. 4 ft. 8 in × 4 ft. 3 in. (London: W. and G. Foyle, Ltd.; The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1925.) Unmounted, 10s. 6d.; mounted, with rollers, 16s.; mounted, with rollers, varnished, 17s. 6d.

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