A pioneering woman of science re-emerges after 300 years
36merian was the first scientist to study a type of American ant
37 The European audience was more interested in Merian's drawings than her gender.
38, Merian's masterpiece came under attack a century after its publication
39. Merian's mistakes in her drawings may be attributed to her shortened stay in Southamerica.
40Merian often sat up the whole night through to observe and draw insects
41 Merian acknowledged the help she got from natives of South America
42 Merlan contributed greatly to peoples better understanding of medicine and sclence
43 Merian occasionally made mistakes in her drawings of insects and birds
44 Now Merian's role as a female forerunner in sciences has been re-established
45 Merian made a long voyage to South America to study jungle insects over three centuries ago