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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Adult feeds on foliage. Larva invades firs and western yellow pine. Elongate
white eggs are laid on bark of large branches and tree trunks. Larvae eat through
to inner bark, filling the tunnels with feces. Fully grown adults cut through bark in
Larva feeds on lubber grasshopper eggs. In spring newly emerged female
searches for caterpillar, kills it by piercing its skin, and eats it. While female is still
feeding, male arrives and begins to mate. Later female lays eggs singly under
Larva feeds on California laurel, Oregon ash, and New Mexico willow. Eggs are
laid on bark. Larvae tunnel inward, later prepare pupal chambers under bark.
This striking beetle is recognized easily, but its life cycle is still not fully known.
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Of the three insect guides I own, I believe this one is the best. It has what I want; lots of insects, a good layout with clear pictures keyed to the page the text is on, more text on the insect than ... Read full review