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Kay Etheridge
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Cover illustration: Dicallomera fascelina (dark tussock moth) and Taraxacum officinale (dandelion).

Plate 8 from Merian, 1679. Raupen. NEV Library/Naturalis, Leiden.

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Names: Etheridge, A. Kay, 1954– author.

Title: The flowering of ecology : Maria Sibylla Merian’s caterpillar book / by Kay Etheridge ; M.S. Merian’s original texts translated from the German by Michael Ritterson.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2021. | Series: Emergence of natural history, 2452–3283 ; volume 3 | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2020036154 | ISBN 9789004284791 (hardback) | ISBN 9789004284807 (ebook)

Subjects: LCSH: Merian, Maria Sibylla, 1647–1717. Raupen wunderbare Verwandelung und sonderbare Blumen-Nahrung. | Caterpillars. | Butterflies—Metamorphosis. | Moths—Metamorphosis. | Biological illustration.

Classification: LCC QL542 .E84 2021 | DDC 595.7813/92—dc23

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ISSN 2452-3283

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