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Title:
Discovery channel insects & spiders : an explore your world-handbook
Author:
Discovery Channel (Firm)
Publication Information:
New York : Discovery Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
192 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781563318412
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From beetles and butterflies to grasshoppers and honeybees: two entomologists cover the mysterious world of insects, providing helpful tips on caring for insect pets and an identification guide to the most common insect and spider species. Full color.


Table of Contents

D. Melanogaster
Section 1 Insectsp. 6
Form and Functionp. 8
Wings
Limbs and Feet
Eyes
Antennae
From Egg to Adultp. 24
Mating Methods
Insect Clues
Staying Alivep. 32
Camouflage and Mimicry
Versatile Communicators
Truly Social
Insect Architects
Allies and Enemiesp. 46
Section 2 Spidersp. 54
Spiders Up Closep. 56
Top Notch Predators
Spider Silk
Spider Courtship
Section 3 Backyard and Beyondp. 66
Backyard Bug Primerp. 68
Identifying Insects by Order
Taking a Closer Look
Insects and Spiders: An International Biome Guidep. 86
Resource Guidep. 174
International Directory
Taxonomy of Insects
Taxonomy of Spiders
Endangered Species
Glossary
Indexp. 184
Acknowledgments and Picture Creditsp. 192