The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Insects: A Natural History and Identification Guide to Beetles, Flies, Bees, Wasps, Springtails, Mayflies, Stoneflies, Dragonflies, Damselflies, Cockroaches, Mantes, Earwigs, Stick and Leaf Insects, Bristletails, D...

This beautifully illustrated book provides an overview of the world of insects Beginning with a look at the evolution of the insect family the introduction looks at every aspect of insect life including their basic anatomy, their fascinating life cycles, and their social organization within colonies and nests How insects jump, leap and fly, the methods by which they defeThis beautifully illustrated book provides an overview of the world of insects Beginning with a look at the evolution of the insect family the introduction looks at every aspect of insect life including their basic anatomy, their fascinating life cycles, and their social organization within colonies and nests How insects jump, leap and fly, the methods by which they defend themselves and their colonies from attack, and the methods by which they eat, including sucking, biting, chewing, grinding, and filter feeding are all included Without insect life human activity would cease An in depth look at each of the orders that makes up the insect group, with examples of many common species, completes the front section of the book The encyclopedia of insect species is organized according to geographical region adn then by insect order Every insect order is included, from the tiniest opaque wingless creature to the largest and most spectacular beetle The most common species from each are included, and many are illustrated with beautifully detailed watercolours Each entry profiles the physical traits and characteristics of the different creatures Identification details are provided for each such as body colour and segmentation, insect shape and size, a description of the habitat where each can be found and the time of year, if appropriate A wide ranging, expert identification guide toevery order of the insect world including fleas, beetles, cockroaches and crickets, as well as manyless visible creatures Identification details are provided for than650 insect species, and many are illustrated withspecially commissioned watercolours Includes an in depth look at insect defencemechanisms such as camouflage, mimicry, hissing, bites and stings, and colouration that suggests danger Each stage of the insect life cycle is described withillustrations depicting different development phases 1000 spectacular photographs and anatomicallycorrect watercolours provide a fascinating visualrecord of the insect world
The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Insects A Natural History and Identification Guide to Beetles Flies Bees Wasps Springtails Mayflies Stoneflies Dragonflies Damselflies Cockroaches Mantes Earwigs Stick and Leaf Insects Bristletails D This beautifully illustrated book provides an overview of the world of insects Beginning with a look at the evolution of the insect family the introduction looks at every aspect of insect life includi

  • Title: The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Insects: A Natural History and Identification Guide to Beetles, Flies, Bees, Wasps, Springtails, Mayflies, Stoneflies, Dragonflies, Damselflies, Cockroaches, Mantes, Earwigs, Stick and Leaf Insects, Bristletails, D...
  • Author: Martin Walters
  • ISBN: 9780754819097
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Title: The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Insects: A Natural History and Identification Guide to Beetles, Flies, Bees, Wasps, Mayflies, Dragonflies, Cockroaches, Mantids, Earwigs, Ants and Many MoreAuthor: Martin WaltersItem Call Number:ISBN 0754819094 (ISBN13: 9780754819097) Location:worldcat/title/illustr Description: An identification guide to every order of the insect world including fleas, beetles, cockroaches and crickets, as well as many less visible creatures. It includes an in-depth [...]

    2. This was an encyclopedia, full of all kinds of information about bugs. I picked up a number of factoids. The first part of it had sections about classification, anatomy, and other general bug information. Then it had a directory of a brief description of a selected number of bugs. There are just so many bugs! It had them divided into bugs that could be found in different parts of the world. Interesting to see that though there are exotic bugs, for the most part, bugs are rather similar wherever [...]

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