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Caterpillars: Find - Identify - Raise Your Own

Handbook / Manual
An illustrated guide to holding, caring for and identifying caterpillars

By: Chris G Earley (Author)

32 pages, colour photos

Firefly Books

Paperback | May 2013 | #204457 | ISBN-13: 9781770851832
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NHBS Price: £4.95 $6/€6 approx
Hardback | Apr 2013 | #204610 | ISBN-13: 9781770851825
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NHBS Price: £12.95 $16/€15 approx

About this book

An illustrated guide to holding, caring for and identifying caterpillars. Creatures that can turn from a caterpillar into a butterfly or a moth fascinate everyone. But there are many other interesting things to observe in the world of the caterpillar before metamorphosis. As you watch, you'll see leaves disappear into their nearly invisible mouths. Notice the smooth motion of sets of prolegs that are one of the unique characteristics of caterpillars. With the help of Caterpillars: Find - Identify - Raise Your Own and its closeup photographs, readers will learn about the body parts of a caterpillar, their life cycles and how to help them by planting certain types of flowers that will attract the insects.

With helpful tips and tricks, Caterpillars: Find - Identify - Raise Your Own instructs the caterpillar hunter on how to find, identify, feed and care for these amazing insects. Ground rules for raising caterpillars are provided, as well as information about removing them from conservation areas. Identification information and photographs thoroughly describe the different kinds of caterpillars and warns the reader about the few dangerous caterpillars that should not be handled.


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Biography

Chris Earley is the interpretive biologist at the University of Guelph's Arboretum and author of Hawks and Owls, Sparrows and Finches, and Warblers.

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