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Caterpillars: Find - Identify - Raise Your Own

Caterpillars: Find - Identify - Raise Your Own (Hardback)

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An illustrated guide to holding, caring for and identifying caterpillars. Creatures that can turn from a caterpillar into a butterfly or a moth fascinate everyone. But there are many other interesting things to observe in the world of the caterpillar before metamorphosis. As you watch, you'll see leaves disappear into their nearly invisible mouths. Notice the smooth motion of sets of prolegs that are one of the unique characteristics of caterpillars. With the help of this guide and its closeup photographs, readers will learn about the body parts of a caterpillar, their life cycles and how to help them by planting certain types of flowers that will attract the insects. With helpful tips and tricks, this guide instructs the caterpillar hunter on how to find, identify, feed and care for these amazing insects. Ground rules for raising caterpillars are provided, as well as information about removing them from conservation areas. Identification information and photographs thoroughly describe the different kinds of caterpillars and warns the reader about the few dangerous caterpillars that should not be handled.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsWildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd Publication Date: 08/03/2013 ISBN-13: 9781770851825  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Chris Earley is the interpretive biologist at the University of Guelph's Arboretum and author of Hawks and Owls, Sparrows and Finches and Warblers.

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