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" ... are sure to fasten themselves upon the silk the moment the tail is thrust amongst it. Our pupa has now nearly completed its labours ; it has withdrawn its tail from the slough, climbed up it, and suspended itself to the silken hillock — manoeuvres... "
The Naturalist's Library - Page 79
edited by - 1835
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An introduction to entomology: or Elements of the natural history ..., Volume 3

William Kirby, William Spence - Insects - 1826
...suspended itself to the silken hillock — manoeuvres so delicate and perilous, that we cannot but admire that an insect which executes them but once in its life, should execute them so well : nor could it, as Reaumur has well and piously observed, had it not been instructed by a GREAT MASTER....
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An Introduction to Entomology: Or Elements of the Natural History ..., Volume 3

William Kirby, William Spence - Entomology - 1828
...suspended itself to the silken hillock — manoeuvres so delicate and perilous, that we cannot but admire that an insect which executes them but once in its life, should execute them so well : nor could it, as Reaumur has well and piously observed, had it not been instructed by a GREAT MASTER....
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The Wesley banner and revival record [afterw.] The Wesley banner [afterw ...

Samuel Dunn
...It is impossible not to wonder, that an insect which executes these delicate and perilous manoeuvres but once in its life, should execute them so well. We must conclude that it has been instructed by a GREAT MASTER: for he who has rendered it necessary for the...
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Beautiful butterflies; the British species described and illustrated

Henry Gardiner Adams - 1854
...that it sometimes takes as long as twentyfour hours to effect these changes. Reaumar observes that "it is impossible not to wonder that an insect which...change, has likewise given it all the requisite means of accomplishing it in safety." When first the larva skin is thrown off, the chrysalis is soft and...
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British butterflies

William Stephen Coleman - Butterflies - 1860 - 179 pages
...sleight-of-hand like, as to cause infinite astonishment to the looker-on, and, as Re'aumur justly observes, " It is impossible not to wonder, that an insect, which...the requisite means for accomplishing it in safety." If we examine a chrysalis we are able to make out, through the thin envelope, all the external organs...
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