From Ivy: Butterflies and moths are among the most studied creatures in nature. Caterpillars, the juvenile stage, are just as diverse and alluring--and deserve to be admired and observed just as closely. Now, with The Book of Caterpillars, they can be. This taxonomic survey profiles 600 key species from around the world, with spectacular imagery and authoritative text. Each entry details the attributes of the species, uncovers their camouflage and forms, and describes the defenses that they employ. Photographs show both a life-size view and a magnified close-up, and every entry also includes an engraving of the adult, a population distribution map, and a table of essential information. A definitive resource for all enthusiasts.
Come follow Emerson, the colorful caterpillar, on his amazing adventures through a set of red alphabet books as the characters come to life. Emerson will fill your heart with delight in this tale full of fun and mishap!
Synthesizing some 150 years of research, this is the only book to cover the biology and behavioral ecology of tent caterpillars. Terence D. Fitzgerald discusses the systematics, distribution, and host range of North American and Eurasian species of tent caterpillars. He then considers the anatomy and physiology of the egg, larva, pupa, and adult, with particular emphasis on sensory physiology, silk production, reproductive behavior, overwintering adaptations, and the energetics of adult and larva locomotion.
When learning is fun it happens automatically. If you can engage children in their learning you will create good habits which will serve them throughout their lives. The Kids Look and Learn Books are written for children aged 7 to 11 to read themselves and for younger children to enjoy with parents. Crammed with beautiful colour pictures, they include recommended vocabulary for this age group, with difficult words broken down to help them read them independently, building knowledge and confidence simultaneously. At the end of the book is a quiz which children will love to complete. Butterflies and Caterpillars is a book on the life cycle of the butterfly which contains some astonishing surprises as well as the facts you'd expect to find. Children will simply love this book and so will their parents! Read the reviews and see for yourself!
This is the first comprehensive photo-illustrated guide to the caterpillars of butterflies and macro-moths. The book illustrates over 850 different species, or about 95% of resident, extinct, regular or irregular immigrant species to the British Isles. All specimens are photographed in natural situations upon the relevant foodplants, including many varieties indigenous to continental Europe. Many of the species have never been illustrated as caterpillars before, either by artwork or by photography. This work has received unreserved support from the best and most competent entomologists. Though the book illustrates British species, it is most valuable for lepidopterists all over Europe and especially in North and Central Europe. Never before have so many superb colour photographs of Lepidoptera been brought together in a book. The book should appeal to anyone with an interest in European Macrolepidoptera.
More than two hundred dazzling full-color photographs capture the life cycles of an array of colorful caterpillar species that can be found throughout the Costa Rican rain forest, accompanied by a study of their behavior, ecology, development into beautiful adult moths and butterflies, and role in their local ecosystem.
"Many caterpillars are illustrated here for the first time. Dozens of new foodplant records are presented and erroneous records are corrected. The book provides considerable information on the distribution, biology, and taxonomy of caterpillars beyond that available in other popular works on Eastern butterflies and moths. The introductory chapter covers caterpillar structure, life cycles, rearing, natural enemies, photography, and conservation. The section titled "Caterpillar Projects" will be of special interest to educators." "Given the dearth of accessible guides on the identification and natural history of caterpillars, Caterpillars of Eastern North America is a must for entomologists and museum curators, forest managers, conservation biologists and others who seek a compact, easy-to-use guide to the caterpillars of this vast region."--BOOK JACKET.