Stink Bugs, Stick Insects, and Stag Beetles: And 18 More of the Strangest Insects on Earth

Stink Bugs, Stick Insects, and Stag Beetles: And 18 More of the Strangest Insects on Earth

by Sally Kneidel

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Overview

Why does a Madagascan giant hissing cockroach hiss?
How do bombardier beetles spray chemicals that are the temperatureof boiling water?
Why do leaf-cutter ants carry bits of green leaves over theirheads?

Nothing is more exciting than getting an up-close look at theamazing lives of unusual insects. In this wonderfully detailedguide, written by the author of the kids' perennial favorites PetBugs and More Pet Bugs, you can find the answers to everything youever wanted to know about the behavior of the weirdest bugs on ourplanet. From burying beetles and back swimmers to robber flies andMadagascan giant hissing cockroaches, Stinkbugs, Stick Insects, andStag Beetles digs deep into the creepy, crawly world of thesestrange and tiny creatures. You'll learn what each bug looks like,where to find it, and how its odd habits help it to survive. Withlots of illustrations and observing activities, Stinkbugs, StickInsects, and Stag Beetles will show you just how incredible thestrangest bugs in the world can be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471357124
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/14/2000
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.05(w) x 10.08(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

SALLY KNEIDEL, a former science teacher with a Ph.D. in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has stalked bugs from the mountains of Switzerland to the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica. She is the author of eight science books, including Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method and Wiley s bestselling Pet Bugs and More Pet Bugs.

Table of Contents

STRANGE INSECTS YOU CAN PROBABLY FIND.

Monarch Butterflies.

Ants and Aphids.

Periodical Cicadas.

Stink Bugs.

Caddisfly Larvae.

Burying Beetles.

Backswimmers.

STRANGE INSECTS YOU MIGHT FIND.

Hover Flies.

Stick Insects.

Stag Beetles.

Assassin Bugs.

Dung Beetles.

Robber Flies.

Giant Water Bugs.

STRANGE INSECTS YOU PROBABLY WON'T FIND.

Leafcutter Ants.

Madagascan Giant Hissing Roaches.

Bot Flies.

Army Ants.

Bombardier Beetles.

Honey Ants.

Tsetse Flies.

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