Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine,  3rd ser. 2 (1823), 308.

Remarkable Instance of Animal Vitality. (From the Literary Gazette)



Extract, Reportage

Publications extracted:

Literary Gazette


Wonder, Natural History, Entomology, Physiology, Museums, Collecting

People mentioned:

William Clift , Joseph Banks

Institutions mentioned:

Royal College of Surgeons

    Describes the discovery of a live specimen of a species of Cerambyx, apparently sealed in a chamber within a plank of imported wood. Relates an earlier instance, in which a similar specimen was found alive in the timber of an old desk. Concludes: 'The inferences which may be drawn from these memorable phenomena, we leave to the Natural Philosopher: in a popular point of view, they are worth recording for their extreme curiosity'.

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