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Maria Sibylla Merian Metamorphosis insectorum surinamensium [Transformations of the insects of Surinam] , Image

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Blue Butterflies and Red Larva, Blue Spines, After Maria Sibylla Merian ;

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Natural History, Flower

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Image from Metamorphosis insectorum surinamensium

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Maria Sibylla Merian captivated Europeans with her studies of insects, only to later have her work largely dismissed. Now, her findings are being celebrated again.

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Maria Sibylla Merian: Insects of Surinam Katharina Schmidt-Loske Art, science, and butterfly metamorphosis – the astounding insect drawings of Maria Sibylla Merian, a self-taught woman who laid the foundations for modern entomology

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