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Paper, 'An account of the reproduction of insects' by Francis Willughby

Reference number: CLP/15i/2

Date: 1661


Willughby shares observations on the reproduction and lifespan of the Melitaea aurelia.

Subject: Entomology

Read to the Royal Society on 20 November 1661

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Francis Willughby

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