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.
"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.
Read and find out about how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book. After a caterpillar comes to school in a jar, the children are captivated as it eats, grows, and eventually becomes a beautiful Painted Lady butterfly. This is a clear and appealing environmental science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. Plus it includes web research prompts and an activity encouraging kids to identify the different types of butterflies all around them. This is a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are: hands-on and visual acclaimed and trusted great for classrooms Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs: Entertain and educate at the same time Have appealing, child-centered topics Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists Meet national science education standards Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
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.
Since producing its first harvester in 1885 under the Best brand name, Caterpillar has been a leader not only in the construction and earthmoving industries, but in agriculture as well. While providing limited coverage of Caterpillar construction and mining machinery, this new photohistory provides a concise overview that focuses on the maker's agricultural line, including early steam and diesel tractors and significant postwar machinery. Rare archival photos supplement a generous selection of modern color images showing restored crawlers.
CATERPILLAR CHRONICLE tells the whole Caterpillar story--from 1870 to the present. More than 200 color and 50 black-and-white phtographs reveal these heavy-metal monsters in their true grandeur, from prototype testing to on the job service.
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.
This clever send-up of every child's biggest challenge --being patient!--is a STEM-friendly, laugh-out-loud comedy about metamorphosis. HEY! What are you guys doing? We're going to metamorphosize. Meta-WHAT-now? Transform into butterflies. Right. Right. I knew that... WAIT?! You're telling me I can become a BUTTERFLY? Yes. With wings? Yes. Wait for ME!! Ross Burach's hilarious, tongue-in-cheek exploration of metamorphosis will make you flutter with glee, while also providing real facts about how caterpillars transform into butterflies.