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8 to 18
3 to 12
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-095-4
Full-color photographs

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Insects have some pretty odd shapes. Even common ones are strange--a fly is like a huge pair of eye clusters on wings. A butterfly is a slender bug trapped between two gigantic sails. A firefly is a creature with a chemistry set tacked on behind. Many insects are even stranger. Some wear long streamers of wax, faces like alligators, or fancy polka dots. In text and spectacular photographs, meet some of these unusual insects and find out why they have such flashy colors, curious shapes, and peculiar life cycles. Discover how these adaptations help insects fend off enemies, feed themselves, or survive in a harsh environment. Here is an intriguing introduction to the bizarre world of insects.

Meet the Author

Doug Wechsler

Doug is a wildlife photographer, ornithologist, and director of VIREO (Visual Resources for Ornithology) at The Academy of Natural Sciences.

He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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