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Why do fireflies glow? How do a cricket's chirps differ from a grasshopper's? At what time of day are dragonflies most active? This information-packed guide explains the behavior of the insects around us--and raises the curtain on an exciting drama taking place before our eyes. Illustrated throughout with pen-and-ink drawings, this book tells how, where, and when to observe the most intriguing activities for more than 60 common insects in the natural habitats. The species covered range from ants, bumlebees, and silk moths to June beetles, snow fleas, and monarch butterflies.
With these handy paperback reference guides, illustrated throughout with black-and-white line drawings, nature watchers know what to look for and how to interpret what they see. Whether carried into the field or consulted at home, these books provide readers with fascinating facts and insights into the behavior of birds and wildlife. With more than 3 million copies of their books sold to date, Donald and Lillian Stokes are increasingly recognized and celebrated as America's preeminent authorities on nature and birding.