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This handy guide to the most common, important and showy North American insects will help the novice begin a fascinating study. Includes:
A key to insect groups
Mature and immature forms
How insects grow and develop and what they eat
How to find and observe them
Full color pictures, nontechnical language, and up-to-date range maps make this a gem of a guide for beginners at any age.
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