Author Möbius, K. [A.] Die Nester der geselligen Wespen. Beschreibungen neuer Nester- und einiger neuen Wespen-Arten des naturhistorischen Museums zu Hamburg, nebst Betrachtungen über den Nesterbau im Allgemeinen.
Published 1856
Item ID 38978
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Hamburg, Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein Hamburg, 1856. 4to (27.6 x 21.8 cm). 51 pp., 19 nicely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary blind boards. Perhaps the first publication entirely devoted to the nests of wasps. With excellent coloured illustrations. A rare monograph, separately printed from the society's Abhandlungen . Karl August Möbius (1825-1908) was a German entomologist and director of the zoological museum in Berlin. Dedication by the author on the first blank. Cancelled library stamp in the lower margin of the title page, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Horn-Schenkling, 15250; Nissen ZBI, 2849. Perhaps the first publication entirely on the nests of wasps