Apr 2, 2013

Maria Sibylla Merian's 366th Birthday

Maria Sibylla Merian's 366th Birthday

Maria Sibylla Merian (2 April 1647 – 13 January 1717) was a naturalist and scientific illustrator who studied plants and insects and made detailed paintings about them. Her detailed observations and documentation of the metamorphosis of the butterfly make her a significant, albeit not well known, contributor to entomology.
[Wikipedia.org]