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Coffee Senna with Split-Banded Owlet Butterfly


RCIN 921188

Merian’s legacy is found not only in the influence of her mode of natural history illustration, but also in the observations she made of the insects and plants she encountered. A number of species have been named after her. In 1902, the Split- Banded Owlet Butterfly was given the scientific name Opsiphanes cassina merianae in her honour.

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