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 male has a hook at the bend of each antenna, which is used to grasp the
antennae of the mate so male can be carried on mate's back until the female is
ready to lay eggs. Females are largo than males and lack the antennal hooks. In
The soft bodies have small, bristlelike antennae, long slender fore legs, and 2 or
3 filamentsike tails that are frequently twice as long as the insect's abdomen. To
mate, thousands of males perform a kind of dance, flying up and down in great ...
The adult female often captures and devours parts of her mate even as he
continues to transfer sperm. Chinese Mantid (Tenodera aridifolia) 2%–3%" (65–
85 mm), including wings. Tan to pale green. Fore wing: . with green along front
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