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Author Lees, David Conway, 1959- author.

Title Moths : a complete guide to biology and behavior / David C. Lees & Alberto Zilli.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  595.78 LEES    Check Shelf
Description 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 26 cm
Note Simultaneously published: London : Natural History Museum.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 202) and index.
Contents Introduction. What is a moth? -- Blueprint for success -- Becoming a moth -- A matter of taste -- Mating -- Moth warfare -- Diversity and distribution -- Evolution in action -- Of moths and man -- Appendix -- Further information -- Beginner's guide to species -- Glossary.
Summary Moths are a crucial insect group encompassing more than 160,000 species, and they are among the most ancient of Earth's inhabitants, with some fossils believed to be 190 million years old. This richly illustrated guide to their biology, evolution, and history demonstrates the incredible diversity of these winged insects and reveals the ruthless survival tactics used by some--including blood-sucking moths, cannibalism in the cocoon, and carnivorous caterpillars. The book also explores their extraordinary life cycle, charting development from egg to larva to cocoon to airborne adult, as well as the surprising variations of color and wing patterns that moths have evolved. Engaging narrative and specially commissioned photographs of moth specimens make Moths: A Complete Guide to Biology and Behavior a perfect gift book for scientists and science enthusiasts
Subject Moths.
Moths -- Behavior.
Moths -- Social aspects.
NATURE / Butterflies & Moths.
Moths. (OCoLC)fst01027038
Added Author Zilli, Alberto, author.
ISBN 9781588346544 paperback
1588346544 paperback
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