Cover image for Insect
Mound, L. A. (Laurence Alfred)
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Discover the busy and intriguing world of insects - their structure, life history, and fascinating variety.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.2 1.0 17226.
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Central Library QL467.2 .M68 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the extraordinary world of insects. Superb color photographs of beetles, bugs, bees, butterflies, and more give the reader a unique "eyewitness" insight into the variety and complexity of insects, their structure, life cycles and behavior. See a queen wasp building her nest, a caterpillar devouring a leaf, a cockchafer beetle taking off, two stag beetles fighting over a mate, and a damselfly nymph emerging as an adult. Learn why bees make honey, how to identify insects, why leafcutter ants build underground nests, how diving beetles live and breathe in water, and how mosquitoes spread disease. Discover how a wasp's compound eyes work, which insects have ears on their knees, how wasp grubs feed on living caterpillars, how a butterfly can smell with its wings, and much, much more!

Table of Contents

The parts of an insectp. 6
What is an insect?p. 8
The first insectsp. 10
Wings and flightp. 12
Through an insect's eyesp. 14
Touch, smell, and hearingp. 16
Legworkp. 18
Mouthparts and feedingp. 20
Battling beetlesp. 22
Complete metamorphosisp. 24
Incomplete metamorphosisp. 26
Beetlesp. 30
Fliesp. 32
Butterflies and mothsp. 34
Bugsp. 36
Wasps, bees, and antsp. 38
Other insectsp. 40
Living with plantsp. 42
Hide-and-seekp. 44
How to avoid being eatenp. 46
A watery lifep. 48
Building a nestp. 50
Insect architectsp. 52
Social antsp. 56
Honeybees and hivesp. 58
Helpful and harmfulp. 60
Looking at insectsp. 62
Indexp. 64

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