Emus hirtus, Humble-bee Staphylinus beetle, with bulbous foxtail-grass, Alopecurus bulbosus. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by John Curtis for his own "British Entomology, being Illustrations and Descriptions of the Genera of Insects found in Great Britain and Ireland," London, 1834. Curtis (1791 –1862) was an entomologist, illustrator, engraver and publisher. "British Entomology" was published from 1824 to 1839, and comprised 770 illustrations of insects and the plants upon which t
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