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 head bears the antennae, eyes, and mouthparts; the thorax bears legs and
often wings; the abdomen may have a pair of sensory ... Insects have 1 pair of
segmented antennae, usually located between or in front of the compound eyes.
Their hemispherical compound eyes meet on top of the head. The female hovers
above water and, using a welldeveloped ovipositor, thrusts eggs one at a time
through the surface film of ponds and streams. Naiads, to 2%." (65 mm) long,
The prothorax is relatively large, broad, and convex, partially concealing the
head and compound eyes. The short antennae are concealed under the eyes.
The femora of the fore legs are greatly enlarged having muscles used for
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