Water Scorpion, Giant Water Beetle and Frogs
Lavender colored flower surrounded by two bugs (scorpion on the lower left, water beetle on the upper right) and a frog at bottom right near tadpoles.
Maria Sibylla Merian was a naturalist and scientific illustrator who studied plants and insects, and made detailed paintings of them. Her detailed observations and documentation made her a significant contributor to entomology. This illustration was reproduced from an original watercolor painting from her book "Metamorphosis of the Insects of Surinam".