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The Book of Caterpillars A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World

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By: David G James(Editor)
656 pages, 2400 colour photos, b/w illustrations, colojur distribution maps
Publisher: The Ivy Press
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Butterflies and moths are among the most beautiful and most-studied creatures in nature. Caterpillars, the juvenile stage, are just as diverse, alluring, and fascinating – and deserve to be admired and observed just as closely. Now, with The Book of Caterpillars, they can be. This taxonomic survey profiles 600 key species from around the world, with spectacular imagery and authorative text. Each entry details the notable attributes of the species, uncovers their camouflage and forms, and describes the variety of the defenses that they employ. Glorious photographs show both a life-size view and a magnified close-up that reveals each caterpillar's intricate structure. Every entry also features a two-tone engraving of the adult specimen, emphasizing the wing patterns and tones, as well as a population distribution map, and table of essential information. A definitive resource for all enthusiasts, this is a visually stunning guide to some of the world's least-known creatures.

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David G. James is Associate Professor of Entomology at Washington State University. James has published almost 180 peer-reviewed scientific papers on a wide range of entomological subjects on insect biology and management. He recently co-authored Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies, which focuses on eggs, caterpillars, and chrysalids of all the butterfly species in the Pacific Northwest. It has been hailed as a groundbreaking masterpiece by those in the field.

Art / Photobook
By: David G James(Editor)
656 pages, 2400 colour photos, b/w illustrations, colojur distribution maps
Publisher: The Ivy Press
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