This illustration shows three different views of a Handley-Page Twin Liberty Motored Type O 400 Bomber.

Handley-Page Twin Liberty Motored Type O 400 Bomber

This illustration shows three different views of a Handley-Page Twin Liberty Motored Type O 400 Bomber.

A flying machine invented by William Henson in the mid-19th century. Although numerous attempts were made to fly the machine, all were unsuccessful.

Henson's Flying Machine

A flying machine invented by William Henson in the mid-19th century. Although numerous attempts were…

"The Grey Heron in full flight. In the heron the wings are deeply concave, and unusually large as compared with the size of the bird."—Pettigrew, 1874

The Grey Heron

"The Grey Heron in full flight. In the heron the wings are deeply concave, and unusually large as compared…

Flies in the family Syrphidae are commonly known as hoverflies, flower flies, or syrphid flies.As their common names suggest, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.

Hoverfly

Flies in the family Syrphidae are commonly known as hoverflies, flower flies, or syrphid flies.As their…

The insects of the Ichneumon family have long,slender bodies, long ovipositors and long antennae.

Ichneumon

The insects of the Ichneumon family have long,slender bodies, long ovipositors and long antennae.

The insects of the Ichneumon family have long,slender bodies, long ovipositors and long antennae.

Ichneumon

The insects of the Ichneumon family have long,slender bodies, long ovipositors and long antennae.

An adult ichneumon fly

Ichneumon

An adult ichneumon fly

This female parasitic wasp has a strong boring ovipositor for laying eggs in holes she drills in trees.

Ichneumon

This female parasitic wasp has a strong boring ovipositor for laying eggs in holes she drills in trees.

This female parasitic wasp has a strong boring ovipositor for laying eggs in holes she drills in trees.

Ichneumon

This female parasitic wasp has a strong boring ovipositor for laying eggs in holes she drills in trees.

The large Ichneumon fly with long flexible ovipositor.

Ichneumon

The large Ichneumon fly with long flexible ovipositor.

The Ichneumonoidea are insects classified in the hymenopteran suborder Apocrita. The super family is made up of the ichneumon wasps (often inaccurately called "ichneumon flies"; family Ichneumonidae) and the braconids (family Braconidae). Like other parasitic wasps, they were long placed in the "Parasitica", variously considered as an infraorder or an unranked clade, but actually not a monophyletic group.

Ichneumon Fly

The Ichneumonoidea are insects classified in the hymenopteran suborder Apocrita. The super family is…

Ichneumon flies have slender bodies, veined wings with the veins enclosing several spaces or cells, and long vibratile antennae of numerous joints. Ichneumon flies lay their eggs on the bodies of other insects.

Ichneumon Fly

Ichneumon flies have slender bodies, veined wings with the veins enclosing several spaces or cells,…

Ichneumon flies deposit their eggs upon the bodies of other insects and larva. The larva live on the interior of their host.

Ichneumon Fly

Ichneumon flies deposit their eggs upon the bodies of other insects and larva. The larva live on the…

An illustration of a jester attempting to catch a money bag.

Jester & Money Bag

An illustration of a jester attempting to catch a money bag.

"Right wing of the Kestrel, drawn from the specimen, while being held against the light."—Pettigrew, 1874

Right Wing of Kestrel

"Right wing of the Kestrel, drawn from the specimen, while being held against the light."—Pettigrew,…

"The Lapwing with one wing fully extended, and forming a long lever; the other being in a flexed condition and forming a short lever."—Pettigrew, 1874

Northern Lapwing

"The Lapwing with one wing fully extended, and forming a long lever; the other being in a flexed condition…

This illustration shows three different views of the Lawson Type C-1 Twin Liberty Motored Aerial Transport.

Lawson Type C-1 Twin Liberty Motored Aerial Transport

This illustration shows three different views of the Lawson Type C-1 Twin Liberty Motored Aerial Transport.

Loki, the mischief maker, turns into a fly to steal Freya's golden necklace. As Freya, the goddess of beauty sleeps, Loki as a fly, bites her on the cheek to get a hold of her necklace.

Loki as a Fly on Freya's Cheek

Loki, the mischief maker, turns into a fly to steal Freya's golden necklace. As Freya, the goddess of…

Ceraphron triticum, parasitic in wheat plant-louse

Wheat Louse

Ceraphron triticum, parasitic in wheat plant-louse

Trypeta pomonella. The parent of the apple-maggot.

Apple Maggot

Trypeta pomonella. The parent of the apple-maggot.

An illustration with a man and a child watching birds fly overhead while standing on a rock.

Man and child

An illustration with a man and a child watching birds fly overhead while standing on a rock.

"A small two-winged fly, Culex pipiens, of the family Culicidae, suborder Nemocera, and order Diptera, called in America mosquito." -Whitney, 1911

Mosquito

"A small two-winged fly, Culex pipiens, of the family Culicidae, suborder Nemocera, and order Diptera,…

The wings are long; the primaries blunt; the secondaries small. The thorax is square with a central crest. The abdomen and antennae stour and simple.

Moth

The wings are long; the primaries blunt; the secondaries small. The thorax is square with a central…

A moth.

Moth

A moth.

This illustration shows three different views of the NC. 4 Flying Boat. It has a 1600 horsepower engine.

NC. 4 Flying Boat

This illustration shows three different views of the NC. 4 Flying Boat. It has a 1600 horsepower engine.

The larva of the onion fly are maggots or footless grubs. Many live in the interior of roots, stems, or leaves of plants.

Larva and Chrysalis of the Onion Fly

The larva of the onion fly are maggots or footless grubs. Many live in the interior of roots, stems,…

Onion flies are similar to common houseflies in appearance. The larva burrow into onions and eat near the base, destroying the onion.

Onion Fly, Larva, and Pupa

Onion flies are similar to common houseflies in appearance. The larva burrow into onions and eat near…

These are large or very large creatures, black or honey-yellow in color, and the bodies are transversely flattened and squarly cut off at the posterior extremity.

Long-Tailed Ophion

These are large or very large creatures, black or honey-yellow in color, and the bodies are transversely…

"Shows the powerful legs, small feet, and rudimentary wings of the bird; the obliquity at which the bones of the legs and wings are placed, and the comparatively small angles which two bones make at their point of junction."—Pettigrew, 1857

Skeleton of Ostrich

"Shows the powerful legs, small feet, and rudimentary wings of the bird; the obliquity at which the…

"The red-legged partridge with wings fully extended as in rapid flight."—Pettigrew, 1874

Red-Legged Partridge

"The red-legged partridge with wings fully extended as in rapid flight."—Pettigrew, 1874

"The Little Penguin, adapted exclusively for swimming and diving. In this quaint bird the wing forms a perfect screw, and is employed as such in swimming and diving."—Pettigrew, 1874

Little Penguin

"The Little Penguin, adapted exclusively for swimming and diving. In this quaint bird the wing forms…

Also known as the pewee fly-catcher, the phoebe bird feeds mostly on small insects.

Phoebe

Also known as the pewee fly-catcher, the phoebe bird feeds mostly on small insects.

"Grape-vine Phylloxera, young." —Davison, 1906

Phylloxera

"Grape-vine Phylloxera, young." —Davison, 1906

A plant bug, the beak extending to the middle of the abdomen.

Phytocoris

A plant bug, the beak extending to the middle of the abdomen.

"The Pigeon flying downwards and turning prior to alighting. The pigeon expands its tail both in ascending and descending."—Pettigrew, 1874

The Pigeon

"The Pigeon flying downwards and turning prior to alighting. The pigeon expands its tail both in ascending…

An insect known as the pigeon horntail (Tremex columba) deposits its eggs, by means of a strong, piercing ovipositor, half an inch deep in the trunk wood of growing trees. Female uses ovipositor to bore through bark into wood, depositing 1 slender egg in each hole. Eggs are covered with fungal spores from a special pocket in female's abdomen. After depositing the last egg, the female often dies without removing its ovipositor from the wood. The dead female becomes food for some insectivorous animal.

Pigeon Horntail

An insect known as the pigeon horntail (Tremex columba) deposits its eggs, by means of a strong, piercing…

"The Red-headed Pochard in the acting of dropping upon water; the head and body being inclined upwards and forwards, the feet expanded, and the wings delivering vigorous short strokes in a downward and forward direction."—Pettigrew, 1874

The Red-Headed Pochard

"The Red-headed Pochard in the acting of dropping upon water; the head and body being inclined upwards…

"So peculiar and strange is the structure of these animals, that the first specimen discovered was classed by one naturalist as a bird, by another as a species of bat, and by yet a third as a flying reptile." — Goodrich, 1844

Pterodactyle skeleton

"So peculiar and strange is the structure of these animals, that the first specimen discovered was classed…

A caterpillar with cocoons of the pupae of ichneumon fly parasites.

Pupa

A caterpillar with cocoons of the pupae of ichneumon fly parasites.

"Drawing from tlife of the Italian scorpion Euscorpius italicus, Herbst, holding a blue-bottle fly with its left chela, and carefully piercing it between head and thorax with its string. Two insertions of the string are effected and the fly is instantly paralysed by the poison so introduced into its body." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Scorpion

"Drawing from tlife of the Italian scorpion Euscorpius italicus, Herbst, holding a blue-bottle fly with…

"The same scorpion carrying the now paralysed fly held in its chelicerae, the chelae liberated for attack and defence." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Scorpion

"The same scorpion carrying the now paralysed fly held in its chelicerae, the chelae liberated for attack…

A flying machine invented by George Cayley. It is an early model of the helicopter.

Cayley's Aerial Screw

A flying machine invented by George Cayley. It is an early model of the helicopter.

An open spittoon sitting on the floor, near a table.

Open spittoon

An open spittoon sitting on the floor, near a table.

This illustration shows the basic parts and construction of a typical biplane.

Typical Biplane

This illustration shows the basic parts and construction of a typical biplane.

This illustration shows the basic parts and construction of a typical monoplane.

Typical Monoplane

This illustration shows the basic parts and construction of a typical monoplane.