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The Illustrated World Encyclopaedia of Insects: A Natural History and Identification Guide to Beetles, Flies, Bees Wasps, Springtails, Mayflies and Many More | Martin Walters

 

This beautifully illustrated book provides an overview of the world of insects. It begins by exploring the evolution of the insect family, looking at their basic anatomy, their fascinating life cycles, and their social organisation within colonies and nests.

It explains how insects jump, leap and fly, how they defend themselves and their colonies from attack, and the methods by which they eat, including sucking, biting, chewing, grinding, and filter feeding.

Organised according to geographical region, this book looks at every order of insect, from the tiniest opaque wingless creature to the largest and most spectacular beetle. The most common species from each are included, and many are illustrated with beautifully detailed watercolours.