Weird Insects

Weird Insects

Book - 2013
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An illustrated guide to some of the most weird and wonderful insects of the world.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario :, Firefly Books,, 2013
Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781770852358
Branch Call Number: j595.7 WOR NVD
Characteristics: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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SPL_Childrens Jul 04, 2014

What better time of year than summer to delve into the world of bugs?

As the title of this slim volume promises, its content does not focus on the ants, flies and mosquitoes that we see most often, but on the strangest and most extraordinary insect species found around the globe.

Included are the remarkable-looking violin beetle, the giraffe-necked beetle, the death’s head caterpillar (which sports skull-like thorax markings) and ­­­­­­­­the ferocious bulldog ant.

Antlions, owlflies and rhinoceros beetles – which can lift an astonishing 800 times their own weight and are the heaviest insects found in North America – are also introduced.

Not forgotten are stink bugs, which, as their names suggest, have a notoriously foul taste if eaten by a predator.

While a close look at some of these tiny creatures (such as the death’s head caterpillar or the scorpionfly) will reveal specimens worthy of a horror movie, many insects are actually quite beautiful. The brilliantly-coloured orange and pink stink bugs are an example.

Author Michael Worek’s photographs and descriptions will open our eyes to the marvels and the sheer variety of bugs found in the insect world – a world which is often hidden from our view.

SCL_Preschool Feb 19, 2014

Amazing images of bizarre, fascinating and sometimes creepy bugs of all kinds!

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