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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The last abdominal segment bears the welldeveloped springing organ called the
furcula. These tiny insects are usually smooth skinned with hair or scales.
Members of the largest family in the order, they inhabit leaf litter, soil, and fungi,
Females have dark brown bodies, while males are pale or transparent on
abdominal segments 2–6. The naiads, to 39" (11 mm) long, have flat gills on
abdominal segments 1–7, 2–7, or 5–7. They are most abundant in warm regions,
Black, covered by long golden hair on face, sides of head behind compound
eyes, sides of thorax below wings, rear border of each abdominal segment, and
on legs. Abdomen with yellow bands. Wings blackish. Pollen brush under
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