Naturhistorisches museum

Entomologist & director of Zoological dep. Dr. Martin Lödl and Dr. Gaal-Haszler zooming in on the firebug on the Rosa gallica, NHM, Vienna

Entomologist and director of Zoological department of the Naturhistorisches Museum Dr. Martin Lödl and his colleague Dr. Gaal-Haszler crosschecked the insect inventory. According to their view, the speculative specification which Sam Segal made of the Landbug is actually a Firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus, the colour of the insect now looks a muddy brown, but perhaps when painted by Brueghel it would’ve been an intense fire red.


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