Handbook of Nature Study: Insects

by Anna B. Comstock

Description: The seventh section of Handbook of Nature Study introduces a wide assortment of familiar insects including butterflies, moths, bees, and grasshoppers. The initial chapters orient the reader to insect development and basic insect anatomy, while subsequent chapters feature individual species. Instructions are provided for making insect aquariums and ant nests that afford opportunities for close observation.

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Ages:  12-18
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year Published:  2013
ISBN:  978-1-59915-610-1
Genres:  Natural History, Nature Study

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Table of Contents

1. The Life History of Insects
2. The Structure of Insects 
3. The Black Swallow-tail Butterfly 
4. The Monarch Butterfly 
5. The Isabella Tiger Moth or Woolly Bear 
6. The Cecropia 
7. The Promethea 
8. The Hummingbird, or Sphinx, Moths 
9. The Codling Moth 
10. Leaf-miners 
11. The Leaf-rollers 
12. The Gall-dwellers 
13. The Grasshopper 
14. The Katydid 
15. The Black Cricket 
16. The Snowy Tree-cricket 
17. The Cockroach 
18. How To Make an Aquarium for Insects 
19. The Dragon-flies and Damsel-flies 
20. The Caddis-worms and the Caddis-flies 

21. The Aphids, or Plant-Lice
22. The Ant-lion 
23. The Mother Lace-wing and the Aphis-lion 
24. The Mosquito 
25. The House-fly 
26. The Colorado Potato-beetle 
27. The Ladybird 
28. The Firefly 
29. The Ways of the Ant 
30. How To Make the Lubbock Ant-Nest 
31. The Ant-Nest and What May Be Seen within It 
32. The Mud-dauber 
33. The Yellow-jacket 
34. The Leaf-cutter Bee 
35. The Little Carpenter Bee 
36. The Bumblebee 
37. The Honey-bee 
38. The Honey-comb 
39. Industries of the Hive and the Observation Hive

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