Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Maria Sibylla Merian (1647 - 1717)

"Caiman with South American false coral snake"

1 comment:

Ludo said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful illustration! Maria Sybilla Merian was not only an artist but also a biologist - she made detailed studies of the metamorphosis of caterpillars into butterflies. As a biologist she is 'little-known' too, probably for the only reason that she was a woman.