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Ultimate bug-opedia : the most complete bug reference ever  Cover Image Book Book

Ultimate bug-opedia : the most complete bug reference ever / by Darlyne Murawski & Nancy Honovich.

Murawski, Darlyne, (author.). Honovich, Nancy, (author.).


An introduction to the hidden worlds of popular insects profiles their habits, habitats, and diets while providing thematic spreads that share additional historical and geographical fun facts.
Welcome to the hidden world of the most popular bugs on Earth. Opening the beautiful and accessible pages of this book is like turning over a series of stones under which you'll find a fascinating array of the world's coolest creepy-crawlies. This fully photographic book profiles bugs, beetles, wasps, bees, ants, catepillars, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, flies, crickets and grasshoppers, and centipedes and millipedes. These profiles are accompanied by Did You Know? facts and fast facts including scientific name, size, diet, and habitat. Front matter includes a How to Use spread and thematic spreads covering topics from prehistoric insects to bugs around the world. In short, this book includes everything a young fact-hound needs to discover the weird, wacky, diverse, and fascinating world of bugs. -- From

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781426313776
  • ISBN: 1426313772
  • ISBN: 9781426313769
  • ISBN: 1426313764
  • Physical Description: 271 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-265) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Discovering bugs -- Simple metamorphosis : insect orders. Ephemeroptera : mayflies ; Dermaptera : earwigs ; Notoptera : icebugs and gladiators ; Plecoptera : stoneflies ; Phasmatodea : stick insects and leaf insects ; Orthoptera : grasshoppers, katydids, and crickets ; Mantodea : mantises ; Blattodea : termites and cockroaches ; Phthiraptera : lice ; Thysanoptera : thrips ; Hemiptera : scale insects, aphids, whiteflies, cicadas, treehoppers, planthoppers, leafhoppers, peanut bugs, bedbugs, and other true bugs -- Complete metamorphosis : insect orders. Coleoptera : beetles ; Megaloptera : alderflies, dobsonflies, and fishflies ; Neuroptera : lacewings and antlions ; Hymenoptera : ants, bees, sawflies, and wasps ; Siphonaptera : fleas ; Diptera : flies ; Trichoptera : caddisflies ; Lepidoptera : butterflies and moths -- More about bugs.
Target Audience Note:
IG1010L lexile.
Sentence length: 5 (very hard) Word frequency: 1 (very easy) Lexile.
Awards Note:
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 Award, 2014
Subject: Insects > Encyclopedias, Juvenile.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Animals > Insects, Spiders, etc.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Reference > Encyclopedias.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Science & Nature > Zoology.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.
Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.

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Homer Public Library J 595.703 MUR (Text) 000156453 Children's Library -- Nonfiction Available -

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