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. Rare, separately printed monograph from the 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. 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