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Bee Tiger The Death's Head Hawk-Moth through the Looking-Glass

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By: Philip Howse(Author)
135 pages, 16 plates with 28 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Brambleby Books
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  • Bee Tiger ISBN: 9781908241627 Hardback Jun 2021 In stock
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The clear skull markings on the thorax of the large and impressive Death’s Head Hawk-moth are truly fascinating, often perceived as a threat or leading to superstitious and mythological beliefs. Here the author, an authority in mimicry, discusses why we are so intrigued by these markings but also explains how other animals may perceive its form and behaviour. This moth has evolved to deceive its main predators, especially birds and bats, and to rob bees of their honey without getting stung, again by deceiving them of its true nature, With accoustic, visual and chemical signals in play. It is able to do this because of the obvious, but usually overlooked, fact that other animals live in a different sensory world to us, i.e. their perceptions are different.

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Philip Howse is Professor Emeritus in Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton. His main research, into insect behaviour and pest control without the use of synthetic insecticides, has taken him to many countries in the world and has led to the award of an OBE. He has received 11 number of awards for his recently published books on mimicry in butterflies and moths.

New
By: Philip Howse(Author)
135 pages, 16 plates with 28 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Brambleby Books
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