Peanut-headed laternfly, Fulgora laternaria. has a wingspan up to 100–150 millimetres (3.9–5.9 in) with false eyes to resemble that of a lizard.
© The Field Museum, Z94476c_18_0210.
Peanut-headed laternfly, Fulgora laternaria(red background) individual specimen Hall 18 Insects.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Field Museum Photo Archives!
© The Field Museum, CSZ44685, Photographer Charles Carpenter.
Wild Turkey diorama. Installed 1910. Collected J. Ferry expedition with Leon Pray and Charles Corwin, taxidermist and background artist respectively.
8x10 glass plate negative
Honey bee. Drones (males) are produced from unfertilized eggs and therefore represent only the DNA of the queen that laid the eggs, i.e. have only a mother. Workers and queens (both female) result from fertilized eggs and therefore have both a mother and a father.
© The Field Museum, Z84182.
Taxidermy Tuesday, a stuffed Turkey. Just in time for Thanksgiving here is a male wild turkey.
© The Field Museum, Z78405.
Wild Turkey bird individual mounted specimen. Hall 21 bird exhibit case. Case shows heavy woods of northern Louisiana, autumn. Collected J. Ferry expedition with Leon Pray and Charles Corwin, taxidermist and background artist respectively. First installed at Field Columbian Museum 1910
Mammal Monday, here is the skull of a lion. The lion’s face is one of the most widely recognised animal symbols in human culture. Depictions have existed from the Upper Paleolithic period, with carvings and paintings from the Lascaux and Chauvet Caves.
© The Field Museum, Z84184.
Lion skull Zoology specimen 31121.