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AN EPITOME OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF
THE INSECTS OF INDIA
(1)

EDWARD DONOVAN F. L. S.
published IN LONDON BY THE AUTHOR - 1800 - 1804

PLATE 1 - PRINTED BY T. BENSLEY, FLEET ST., LONDON.

SCARABÆUS  ATLAS
Plate Dated Feb 1, 1804

                                                                                      
EDWARD DONOVAN - ATLAS BEETLE - Scarabaeus atlas - Chalcosoma Atlas

SCARABAEUS ATLAS - GIANT ATLAS BEETLE
(Also: Dynastes chalcosoma atlas.  Now: Chalcosoma atlas
)

This image was repeated (with wildly inaccurate and lurid colouring) in the posthumously published
Natural History of the Insects of India  (1842) wherein it was captioned: Dynastes chalcosoma atlas..

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(1) Full title: An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of India and the Islands of the Indian Seas,
Comprising Upwards of Two Hundred and Fifty Figures and Descriptions of the Most Singular and Beautiful
Species, Selected Chiefly from those Recently Discovered, and which have not Appeared in the Works
of any Preceding Author.
 

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