Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

by David L. Wagner
     
 
For better & for worse, caterpillars are integral to the health of our forests. They may defoliate hundreds or thousands of acres, but they are the dietary staple of many mammals & birds. Some caterpillars ingest fallen leaves, thereby hastening decomposition & soil formation. This guide will enable forest managers, entomologists, & nonspecialists to identify many of

Overview

For better & for worse, caterpillars are integral to the health of our forests. They may defoliate hundreds or thousands of acres, but they are the dietary staple of many mammals & birds. Some caterpillars ingest fallen leaves, thereby hastening decomposition & soil formation. This guide will enable forest managers, entomologists, & nonspecialists to identify many of the eastern regions most frequently encountered species. Chapters: life cycle; morphology; collecting caterpillars & eggs; verifying identification; rearing caterpillars; preserving specimens; photographing caterpillars; species descriptions. Glossary. Color photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788185571
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Pages:
113

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