Blue Dragonfly Zoological Poster


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Blue Dragonfly Zoological Poster - Aeschna cyanea

The Science:

Very common across Europe, the Southern or Blue Hawker Dragonfly is a large, colorful predatory insect seen from the summertime into early Autumn. Breeding in freshwater ponds and slow waters in vegetation, it lives as an aquatic predatory nymph for some three years, feeding on small creatures, from invertebrates to tadpoles to fish before emerging as an adult to hunt in flight. Depicted are an adult emerging from the last moult of the nymph, an adult in flight, nymphs in the water swimming and hunting, an adult male (in front) and female (behind - wings not depicted), details of the nymph’s head. This is one of a wonderful series of Scientific German Educational Charts, created in the 1950s and 60s and still produced by the original printer, internationally recognized for producing educational science charts since 1929. These charts are issued today using the original film and same methods as the first printing. They are printed without inscription for both classroom study and decorative purposes, with special attention paid to botanical detail and scientific accuracy.

The Story:

Mounted on linen canvas stretched on wooden rods for display, each measures 44.5 inches tall by 32.25 inches wide (85 cm x 120 cm), and comes with a nylon cord strung through the top wooden rod for easy hanging. Each comes securely rolled and will be shipped to you in a sturdy mailing tube. These lovely botanical posters are large, colorful and impressive pieces of science decor. Add a touch of vintage classroom style to your home today!


SKU: HD-PO0058
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Aeschna cyanea
Origin: Germany
Material: Linen backed canvas
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