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 Spaces enclosed by veins are called cells. These are designated according
to their position in the wing; thus, the cells next to the wing margin are marginal
cells, and the cells behind them are submarginal cells. Important cells are given a
Using its mandibles, female shapes small masses of moist mud into balls and
makes joined tubular cells. Into each cell female stuffs 1 paralyzed spider,
immobilized by venom, then lays 1 egg on spider and closes cell with mud.
Females are gregarious but excavate separate nests in ground with many cells.
Full-grown larvae overwinter in brood cells and pupate in early spring. Adults fly
July–August. Because these bees like to nest in clay or alkaline soils, they are ...
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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