Cuvier Day
Goliath beetle and other coleoptera
Georges Cuvier kept an herbarium and a number of live insects in his room at the Academy Caroline. He would spend hours drawing them (along with other zoological specimens) and watching their habits. He remarked, “If I had not studied insects from choice, when I was at college, I should have done so later, from a conviction of its necessity.” He declared that the wonders he met with in the organization of insects always elevated his thoughts.

Cuvier Day

Goliath beetle and other coleoptera

Georges Cuvier kept an herbarium and a number of live insects in his room at the Academy Caroline. He would spend hours drawing them (along with other zoological specimens) and watching their habits. He remarked, “If I had not studied insects from choice, when I was at college, I should have done so later, from a conviction of its necessity.” He declared that the wonders he met with in the organization of insects always elevated his thoughts.

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