Remarkable Instance of Animal Vitality. (From the Literary Gazette)
Wonder, Natural History, Entomology, Physiology, Museums, Collecting
William Clift , Joseph Banks
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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