They're everywhere -- over 80,000 fascinating and varied species of bug. Some have bright, metallic coloring; others discreetly camouflage themselves by blending into the environment. Meet the helpful and the harmful (capable of destroying entire crops), and take a look at their strange, remarkable behavior.
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George C. McGavin is the Assistant Curator in Oxford University's world-famous Hope Entomological Collections and Lecturer in Zoology at Trinity College, Oxford.From Library Journal:
From delicate scale insects to noisy cicadas, exquisitely patterned leaf hoppers, bizarre lanternflies, predatory assassin bugs, and blood-sucking species, McGavin introduces us to the amazing array of form, color pattern, and behavior displayed by this specialized group of insects as the result of 280 million years of evolution. (Bugs include any insect of the order hemiptera, characterized by sucking mouth parts and thickened forewings.) Chapters on structure, diseases and enemies, defenses, food and feeding, mating and egg laying, and human interactions acquaint us with the everyday lives of bugs and explain how to collect and preserve specimens. The chapter on classification describes or touches on most of the over 140 bug families. This attractive addition to the acclaimed "Of the World" series is scientifically accurate and informative, yet readable and entertaining, and it will appeal to beginner and professional alike. The clear line drawings and wonderful color photographs form an integral part of the volume.
- An nette Aiello, Smithsonian Tropical Re search Inst., Panama
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Book Description Blandford Pr, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0713727861
Book Description Blandford, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110713727861