FAMILIAR INSECTS OF AMERICA by Will Barker

FAMILIAR INSECTS OF AMERICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From the 82,000 and more insects of North America a selection is here made of the representative species found throughout the country and, within the classifications, life histories, distinguishing characteristics, relationship to mankind, and unusual manifestations of the individual insect are recorded. The coverage includes material on grasshoppers, crickets, katydids; termites; cicadas, leafhoppers, aphids; true bugs; beetles; butterflies, skippers and moths; dragonflies and damselflies; true flies; ants, wasps and bees; fleas; ticks and mites; and a section on bristletails, stoneflies, earwigs, green lacewings, and caddis flies. Allies and foes are noted as well as the means of utilizing the one while keeping the other in check; the commonplace roach, bedbug, chigger has its place as well as the polyphemus moth and the monarch butterfly; and the whole is a lively introduction to the insect world.

Pub Date: May 11th, 1960
Publisher: Harper