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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They use their hind legs to catch prey. Hangingflies have 2 pairs of membranous
wings that narrow at the base. At rest wings are usually held over the abdomen.
Adults actively prey upon small insects, such as aphids, flies, and caterpillars; the
Most are found on plants, tall grasses, and low shrubs, where they hunt for prey.
A few live among rocks or near water, like crab spiders. Some species use a
silken dragline to seize an unsuspecting victim; others do not. While waiting for
Small insects. Female guards eggs in silken sac but usually dies before
spiderlings emerge. This spider does not use silk to wrap prey or construct a nest,
although the male may lightly swaddle female in silken strands as an act of
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