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Today I’m sharing a vintage ladybug illustration that I originally found on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website.
The ladybug illustration came from a publication called British Entomology by John Curtis (1791-1862) who was an English entomologist and illustrator. The name of this pretty little creature was called Coccinella ocellata in the book, which I think is a defunct taxonomy nowadays.
This is the front cover of the publication:
This is the original image showing two ladybugs and a stem of leaves:
This is cleaned up version featuring just the ladybugs and the leaves:
When I find a ladybug I ask the butler to take it outside instead of killing it.
If you’re looking for more illustrations like this then visit my vintage animals gallery.