I’m not perfectly certain but this not-so-little guy sure does remind me of the roaches in our college dorm. With hairy legs and long antenna, this beetle drawing depicts a large bug on a plain background that would be very useful for anyone looking for public domain bug images.
I find it almost hard to believe that here we are over 150 years after this illustration was included in a book published by The Illustrated London News, still enjoying it. It was included in the Illustrated London Reading Book, 3rd ed.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.