kunstformen der nature

Hummingbirds, after Haekel

My take on a popular print, the 99th plate illustration from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur. Featured are RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRD Trochilus colubris (or Archilochus colubris), HORNED SUNGEM Heliactin cornuta, CRIMSON TOPAZ Topaza pella, TUFTED COQUETTE Lophornis ornata (now: Lophornis ornatus), RED-TAILED COMET Sparganura sappho (or Sappho sparganura), SWORD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD Docimastes ensifer (now: Ensifera ensifera), BUFF-TAILED SICKLEBILL Eutoxeres condamini, DOT-EARED COQUETTE Lophornis gouldii, Ornismya petasophora, HOODED VISORBEARER Augastes lumachellus, Hylocharis stokesii, and BOOTED ROCKETTAIL Steganura underwoodi (now: Ocreatus underwoodii).

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Went to the museum and got completely mesmerized by suture patterns in ammonites…


A variety of ammonite forms, from Ernst Haeckel’s 1904 Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms of Nature)

Plate 44

Ammonites (Cardioceras) cordatus (Quenstedt) = Cardioceras cordatum (Sowerby 1813), from the side Ammonites (Cardioceras) cordatus (Quenstedt) = Cardioceras cordatum (Sowerby 1813), from below Ammonites (Schloenbachia) Coupei (Brogniart) = Schloenbachia varians? (J.Sowerby, 1817), from the side Ammonites (Schloenbachia) Coupei (Brogniart) = Schloenbachia varians? (J.Sowerby, 1817), from below Ammonites (Ptychites) opulentus (Mojsisovich) = Ptychites opulentus Mojsisovich, 1882, from the side (outer shell layer removed) Ammonites (Ptychites) opulentus (Mojsisovich) = Ptychites opulentus Mojsisovich, 1882, from below Ammonites (ornatus) mammillaris (Schlotheim) = Douvilleiceras mammillatum (Schlotheim 1813), from the side Ammonites (planulatus) cavernosus (Quenstedt) = Puzosia planulatus (J.Sowerby,1827) cross-section Ammonites (amaltheus) rotula (Schlotheim) = Amaltheus margaritatus Montfort, 1808, from the side Ammonites (stephanoceras) Humphryi (Sowerby) = Stephanoceras humphriesianum (Sowerby, 1825), from the side

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Ernst Haeckel, Kunstformen der Natur (Artforms of Nature), published between 1899 and 1904.

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Pterophorus pentadactylus also called the white plume moth

The second  is a illustration by Ernst Haeckel  from “Kunstformen  der Natur”Alucita hexadactyla; Orneodes hexadactyla; Pterophorus pentadactylus; Aciptilia pentadactyla; Pterophorus rhododactylus; 
Cnaemidophorus rhododactylus; Lithocolletis populifolia; Gracilaria populifolia; Plutella xylostella; Cerostoma xylostella; 
Harpella geoffroyella; Geoffroyella grunierella

I saw it once, it is as tiny as graceful.

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Ascomycetes, Cyrotoidea, Acanthophracta, Blastodea, Teleostei, Siphonophorae, Cubomedusae, Echinidea and Platodes from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur (Artforms of Nature), 1899-1904.