THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INSECTS A natural history and identification guide to beetles, flies, bees, wasps, mayflies, dragonflies, cockroaches, mantids, earwigs, ants, and many more Martin Walters - An authoritative visual dictionary of every order of the insect world, featuring more than 650 arthropod species, with accurate descriptions to aid identification. Includes an in-depth look at insect defence methods such as camouflage, claws for nipping, mouthparts for biting and chewing, stings, hissing noises and warning signs that suggest danger to deter predators. Every stage of the life cycle of each group of insects is described, with illustrations depicting different development phases from egg to larva, pupa and adult. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Author: Martin Walters is a writer, editor and naturalist. He studied Zoology at Oxford, UK, and worked as Biological Sciences Editor at Cambridge University Press for many years before becoming a freelance editor and writer with a special interest in botany. This beautifully illustrated volume provides an overview of the insect world. The introduction looks at insect anatomy, life cycles, social organization, feeding techniques, flying and the benefits of insects to humans. The majority of the book is an encyclopedia of insects organized geographically and by insect order. Identification details are provided for each variety, such as body hue and segmentation, shape and size, and the habitat where each can be found and the time of year. Differences between male and female species are included, as well as changes in appearance at each life stage. This rich visual record is accompanied by over 750 stunning illustrations.