by Hyla Architects
Believe to be believed
Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (French, 1827-1895)
Trouvelot was an astronomical illustrator and amateur entomologist. He should be remembered for his amazing illustrations of solar phenomena. But he accidentally introduced the gypsy moth to North America in 1865. Gypsy moth caterpillars are sort of gross and gooey and everywhere, so he is remembered for them instead.
- Drawing of Solar Prominences, 1872
- Group of sun spots and veiled spots. Observed on 17 June 1875. (Plate I from The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings 1881)