An Introduction to the Modern Classification of Insects Volume 2; Founded on the Natural Habits and Corresponding Organisation of the Different Famil

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 Excerpt: ... twilight;-the sexes vary very considerably in appearance and structure; those of the typical species, H. Humuli, are the most striking in this respect, the wings of the males being pure white, and those of the females yellow, varied with darker markings; the former sex has obtained the name of the Ghost ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 Excerpt: ... twilight;-the sexes vary very considerably in appearance and structure; those of the typical species, H. Humuli, are the most striking in this respect, the wings of the males being pure white, and those of the females yellow, varied with darker markings; the former sex has obtained the name of the Ghost moth from its peculiar habit of hovering with a pendulum-like motion for a great length of time in one situation (often in churchyards), where the female is concealed in the grass, its white colour rendering it very conspicuous: the other species are more discursive, flying about low herbage at the roots of grass. The feet in this genus are destitute of spurs, the posterior tibiae in the males being very thickly clothed with long hairs on the outside fig. 104. 14.); the same part in H. hectus is remarkably dilated, and the tarsi are wanting (De Geer and Van Heyden in Bulletin Sc. Nat. January, 1831,) (fig. 104. IS.); the mouth is entirely obsolete; the larvae are subterranean, feeding on the roots of plants; and the females have the power of discharging their eggs singly to a great distance, with considerable force, when alarmed. The Goat moth (Phal. Bomb. Cossus Linn., Cossus ligniperda Fabr.) is one of the largest British Lepidopterous insects. Its large red fleshy larvae, equalling in size a man's finger, have been regarded by Ray and Linnteus as the Cossus of the Roman epicures; it feeds upon the wood of willow trees, which it perforates in every direction, and from its size so greatly weakens them, that they are often blown down with the first strong wind; the antenna? are pectinated to the tip in both sexes; the labial palpi are present, although the other parts of the mouth are obsolete. The inimitable dissections of Lyonnet of the larva, contained i...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150333736
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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