Grasshoppers and Mantids of the Worldby Ken Preston-Mafham, Rod Preston-Mafham
Some varieties mimic flowers, others have ears on their front legs. With photographs taken in 24 countries, this guide offers a visually stunning account of these wonderful insects and their mating rituals, egg-laying and development, feeding, defensive strategies, and common environments. From the "bad" (carnivorous katydids with painful bites) to the beautiful (the gorgeous "monkey hoppers" of Peru), see who their enemies are, how these insects interact with mankind, and the dangers they face as people encroach on their habitats. 192 pages, 40 color illus., 80 b/w illus., 6 X 9.
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