La Belle Assemblée, 1 (1806), 351–53.
Curious Research into the Natural History of Grasshoppers
Romanticism, Entomology, Animal Behaviour, Biogeography
Observes: 'Buffon, whose penetration and philosophy few things escaped, and whose chief delight was to discover something agreeable and romantic in every part of creation, has dwelt very lightly upon the history of Grasshoppers'. Asserts that, contrary to received opinion, the grasshopper is a 'reptile' that is as 'full of venom and malignity as of noise and vivacity; its ravages though not so frequent, have been more extensive and pernicious than those of the caterpillar or locust'. (351) Describes at length the habitat, anatomy, behaviour, and migration of the grasshoppers of Cyprus.
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