Moths: A Complete Guide to Biology and Behavior

Moths: A Complete Guide to Biology and Behavior

by David Lees, Alberto Zilli


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Accessible introduction to the biology, life cycle, natural history, and classification of moths

Moths are a crucial insect group encompassing more than 160,000 species, and they are among the most ancient of Earth's inhabitants, with some fossils believed to be 190 million years old. This richly illustrated guide to their biology, evolution, and history demonstrates the incredible diversity of these winged insects and reveals the ruthless survival tactics used by some—including blood-sucking moths, cannibalism in the cocoon, and carnivorous caterpillars. The book also explores their extraordinary life cycle, charting development from egg to larva to cocoon to airborne adult, as well as the surprising variations of color and wing patterns that moths have evolved. Engaging narrative and specially commissioned photographs of moth specimens make Moths: A Complete Guide to Biology and Behavior a perfect gift book for scientists and science enthusiasts alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588346544
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 10/29/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 98,321
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

DAVID LEES is Curator of Microlepidoptera at the Natural History Museum, London. ALBERTO ZILLI is Curator of Lepidoptera at the Natural History Museum, London.

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