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 hind femora are swollen, and the tibiae bear long spines. Rotting-wood
termites have no worker caste; the work of the colony is carried out by young of
the soldier and d reproductive castes. Colonies are foun in dead trees, rotting
These beetles are found in woods or along sandy beaches. Adults may feed on
leaves and tree bark or aphid honeydew. The C-shaped larvae drink the juices of
decaying wood. Because adults sometimes pinch with their mandibles, they are ...
Larva eats fungusinfected wood of elm, beech, maple, oak, and other deciduous
trees. Female uses ovipositor to bore through bark into wood, depositing 1
slender egg in each hole. Eggs are covered with fungal spores from a special
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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