The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders
Lorus Johnson Milne, Margery Lorus, National Audubon Society Staff, Lorus Milne, Margery Joan Greene Milne, National Audubon Society
Knopf, 1980 - Nature - 989 pages
The most comprehensive field guide available to the insects and spiders of North America--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders is the perfect companion for any outdoor excursion. Descriptive text includes measurements, diagnostic details, and information on habitat, range, feeding habits, sounds or songs, flight period, web construction, life cycle, behaviors, folklore, and environmental impact. An illustrated key to the insect orders and detailed drawings of the parts of insects, spiders, and butterflies supplement this extensive coverage.
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Life Cycle: 332, 333 Description: Habitat: Range: Food: Life Cycle: Eggs are laid
in masses near water, into which larvae crawl. They cling to vegetation with
strong legs and seize prey in powerful jaws. Larvae pupate in cells prepared in
Eggs are laid at the ends of short stalks attached to plants. Larvae have short
jaws and resemble larvae of some rove beetles. They actively hunt for food,
capturing whatever small insects and mites they can overpower. If they discover a
Eggs are laid close to soil on elderberry stems. Larvae burrow into stem” .
progress into roots, and pupate in soil. Adults appear June–September. This
handsome beetle is easily recognized by its contrasting color pattern. – T Twig
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