Grasshoppers and Mantids of the World

Grasshoppers and Mantids of the World

by Ken Preston-Mafham
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A universal natural history of the entire order of orthopteroids (grasshoppers, katydids, mantids, crickets, cockroaches, and stick insects) written for a general audience with a jargon-free text and a wealth of stunning photographs (most in color) taken by the author. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816022984
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1991
Series:
Of the World Ser.
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.43(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.79(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >