18 September 2012

Oxen-born Bees - Fact and Legend

hoverfly eristalis tenax wing veins

Front cover of Royal Entomological Society handbook

diagram of hoverfly wing veins. Vena Spuria

Baron Karl-Robert von Osten-Sacken (1828, St. Petersburg –1906, Heidelberg) was a Russian diplomat and entomologist. He served as the Russian consul general in New York during the American Civil War, living in the United States from 1856 to 1877.