Flying fish with freshwater nests and cases

T. Cole1721

The Royal Society

The Royal Society
London, United Kingdom

Zoological studies of three types of marine and freshwater specimens. Figure 1 a flying-fish “from the Royal Society”. Figure 2 nest of the ‘Tickleback’ eg stickleback, probably the freshwater fish Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus, the three-spined stickleback. Figure 3 four specimens of caddisfly cases.

Plate 8 from the book A philosophical account of the works of nature, by Richard Bradley (London, 1721). The figures are represented as being on three pieces of paper pinned to the darkened background of the plate. Inscribed “Plate VIII. T.Cole sculp.“

Richard Bradley (1688-1732) English botanist and writer, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1712. Figure 1 on this plate is a specimen from the Royal Society’s Repository.


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