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Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Plate 116 from the John Reeves Collection

Plate 116 from the John Reeves Collection
John Reeves, a 19th Century Tea Inspector, travelled to Canton, China in order to develop a large collection of Chinese natural history drawings

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: LS Plate 179 from the John Reeves Collection

LS Plate 179 from the John Reeves Collection

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: LS Plate 122 from the John Reeves Collection

LS Plate 122 from the John Reeves Collection
John Reeves, a 19th Century Tea Inspector, travelled to Canton, China in order to develop a large collection of Chinese natural history drawings

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Lonchura maja, white-headed munia and an unidentified bird

Lonchura maja, white-headed munia and an unidentified bird
Plate 261, hand coloured copperplate etching from George Edwards The Gleanings of Natural History, Vol. 2 (1760). Annotated Malacca gros-beak

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Colourful illustration of five fish

Colourful illustration of five fish
Plate 22 from Louis Renards Poissons, Ecrevisses et Crabes, Vol 2, 1754. This was the earliest known work on fish to be produced in colour

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Colourful illustration of four fish

Colourful illustration of four fish
Folio 15 from Louis Renards Poissons, Ecrevisses et Crabes, Vol 1, 1754. This was the earliest known work on fish to be produced in colour

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Papilio machaon, swallowtail

Papilio machaon, swallowtail
Plate 1 from A Life-History of the British Butterflies (1906) Vol 1, by Theo Johnson

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Echiichthys vipera, lesser weever fish

Echiichthys vipera, lesser weever fish
Photograph of the lesser weever fish (Echiichthys vipera), which lives in the English Channel, buried under the sea bed with its venomous dorsal fin showing above the sandy bottom

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Salamis augustina vinsoni, Mauritaian mother of pearl butter

Salamis augustina vinsoni, Mauritaian mother of pearl butter
The last specimen of the Mauritaian mother of pearl butterfly ever seen, collected in 1757. Now considered to be extinct

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Hemitragus jemlahicus, tahr

Hemitragus jemlahicus, tahr

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Ornithodoros parkeri, tick

Ornithodoros parkeri, tick
Ventral views of male and female of this soft tick (Ornithodoros parkeri) from the family Argasidae

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: A collection of birds feathers

A collection of birds feathers
Wing coverts, tail coverts, secondaries, tertiaries and tail feathers from several different species of birds

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Nautilus pompilius, nautilus

Nautilus pompilius, nautilus

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Entomological specimens of Lepidoptera

Entomological specimens of Lepidoptera
Unidentified photograph of mounted specimens of butterflies and moths

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: A collection of birds feathers

A collection of birds feathers
Contour feathers, wing coverts and tail coverts from several different species of birds

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Inachis io, peacock butterfly

Inachis io, peacock butterfly
A peacock butterfly. Striking variations of the peacock pattern do occur sometimes. This one is almost blind on the hindwing, and the eyespots can fail on both wings

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Asterope leprieuri, butterfly

Asterope leprieuri, butterfly
The upperside of the Asterope leprieuri butterfly, Family Nymphalidae (Nymphalinae). Photographed by Harry Taylor

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Insects of Surinam

Insects of Surinam
Plate 14 from Dissertatio de Generatione et Metamorphosibus Insectorum Surinamensium (1726) by Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717) & Johanna Helena Herolt (1668-1773)

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Morpho menelaus, Amazonian butterfly

Morpho menelaus, Amazonian butterfly
An iridescent butterfly from the Amazon. Specimen from display at the Natural History Museum at Tring, part of the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Papilio ulysses telegonus, swallowtail butterfly

Papilio ulysses telegonus, swallowtail butterfly
Butterfly from Australasia/Batjan etc. On display at the Natural History Museum at Tring, part of the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Swallowtail butterfly

Swallowtail butterfly from the collections at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Ornithoptera croesus, Wallaces golden birdwing butterfly

Ornithoptera croesus, Wallaces golden birdwing butterfly
Upperside of a male Wallaces Golden Birdwing Butterfly (Ornithoptera croesus), collected by Alfred Russel Wallace himself on the remote Indonesian island of Batchian (Bacan) in 1859

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Agrias claudina, butterfly

Agrias claudina, butterfly
Photograph of an Agrias claudina, Family Nymphalidae (Charaxinae)

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Tragopan satyra, satyr tragopan

Tragopan satyra, satyr tragopan
Plate 49 from John Goulds The Birds of Asia, Vol. 7, (1850-83). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Verbascam ferrugineum & Tropidacris collaris

Verbascam ferrugineum & Tropidacris collaris
Rusty mullein, with South American grasshopper. Drawing by Georg Dionysius Ehret, 1747. Image used in The Chelsea Gardener Philip Miller (1990) by Hazel Le Rougetel, page 187

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Glaucopsyche lygdamus, xerces blue

Glaucopsyche lygdamus, xerces blue
Xerces blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus) butterfly specimen from San francisco bay, now thought to be extinct

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Pyrrhula pyrrhula, Eurasian bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula, Eurasian bullfinch
A male Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) in flight, U.K. Photographed by Frank Greenaway

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Parus caeruleus, blue tit

Parus caeruleus, blue tit
A blue tit (Parus caeruleus) in flight, U.K.The blue tit is common throughout Britain living mainly in deciduous woodland. Photographed by Frank Greenaway

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Parus caeruleus, blue tit

Parus caeruleus, blue tit
A blue tit (Parus caeruleus) in flight, U.K.The blue tit is common throughout Britain living mainly in deciduous woodland. Photographed by Frank Greenaway

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Turnera ulmifolia var. angustifolia, yellow alder

Turnera ulmifolia var. angustifolia, yellow alder
Drawing by J.S. Miller [pl. 269]. Image used in The Chelsea Gardener Philip Miller (1990) by Hazel Le Rougetel, plate 8

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Papilio sp. butterflies

Papilio sp. butterflies
Insects of New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Otaheite & other islands in the Indian, Southern & Pacific Oceans by Edward Donovan (1768-1837)

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Ensifera ensifera, sword-billed hummingbird

Ensifera ensifera, sword-billed hummingbird
Plate 233, hand coloured lithograph from A Monograph of the Trochilid, or Family of Hummingbirds, (1861) by John Gould

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Coeligena torquata torquata, collared inca

Coeligena torquata torquata, collared inca
Plate 251, hand coloured lithograph from A Monograph of the Trochilid, or Family of Hummingbirds, (1861) by John Gould

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Morpho rhetenor, blue morpho butterfly

Morpho rhetenor, blue morpho butterfly
Illustrative plate of a blue morpho butterfly from Insects of China by Edward Donovan (1768-1837)

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Papilio leucippe and Papilio danae

Papilio leucippe and Papilio danae
Plate 26 from Insects of India by Edward Donovan (1768-1837)

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Papilio panthous, swallowtail

Papilio panthous, swallowtail
Plate 18 from Insects of India by Edward Donovan (1768-1837)

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Plant Illustration

Plant Illustration
Plate 470 from the John Reeves Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Quercus sp. oak

Quercus sp. oak
Ripe acorns and oak leaves. Photographed by Pat Hart, Summer 2003

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Papaver orientale, oriental poppy

Papaver orientale, oriental poppy
Illustration from Flora Exotica (1720) by Johann Gottfried Simula. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Tulip cultivar, tulip

Tulip cultivar, tulip
Illustration from Flora Exotica (1720) by Johann Gottfried Simula. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Chrysis rudii, ruby-tailed wasp

Chrysis rudii, ruby-tailed wasp
An illustration of a ruby-tailed wasp (Chrysis rudii)

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Varanus eremius and Varanus gilleri

Varanus eremius and Varanus gilleri
Rusty desert monitor (Varanus eremius) and pigmy mulga monitor (Varanus gilleri). Plate 8 from Report of the Horn Expedition to Central Australia (1896)

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Annona glabra, pond apple

Annona glabra, pond apple

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Aegypius monachus, cinereous vulture

Aegypius monachus, cinereous vulture
Plate 13 from Nouveau recueil de planches coloriees d Oiseaux (1820) by Coenraad Jacob Temminck

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Amazona dufresniana, blue-cheeked parot

Amazona dufresniana, blue-cheeked parot
Plate 55 from Christian Ludwig Brehms Monographie der Papageien (1855)

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Papilio sp. and Cymothoe althea, swallowtails

Papilio sp. and Cymothoe althea, swallowtails
Watercolour by Gerrit Wartenaar Lambertz from the Cramer Drawings Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Garcinia mangostana, mangosteen

Garcinia mangostana, mangosteen
Plate 648 from the Fleming Indian Drawings Collection, c. 1795-1805. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageNatural History Museum Collection: Magnolia sp. magnolia

Magnolia sp. magnolia
Plate 642 from the Fleming Indian Drawings Collection, c. 1795-1805. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London



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