Download e-book for kindle: A Guide to Observing Insect Lives (Stokes Nature Guides) by Donald Stokes, Lillian Stokes

By Donald Stokes, Lillian Stokes

With those convenient paperback reference publications, illustrated all through with black-and-white line drawings, nature watchers understand what to appear for and the way to interpret what they see. even if carried into the sector or consulted at domestic, those books offer readers with attention-grabbing proof and insights into the habit of birds and flora and fauna. With greater than three million copies in their books offered thus far, Donald and Lillian Stokes are more and more well-known and celebrated as America's preeminent professionals on nature and birding.

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Which was named to the Society of School Librarians International Best Books list and earned a Recommended Title designation for outstanding nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee. Markle has developed science specials for CNN and PBS and an award-winning, Internet-based education program for the National Science Foundation. She lives in New Zealand with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery. A. HARDWORKING I NS E C T FA M I LIES WATCH ONE OF NATURE’S HARDEST-WORKING INSECT FAMILIES IN ACTION— TERMITES!

Then they track it to go home again. 47 INDEX abdomen, 8–9, 22 adult, 12, 26 African mound-building termite, 4, 13 alates, 12–14, 38 ant, 6 antennae, 6, 8 building a nest, 13, 18, 24, 28, 32–33 colony, 4, 13–14, 16, 18, 26, 38 combs, 24 complete metamorphosis, 12 hormones, 26, 38 incomplete metamorphosis, 12, 16 king, 13, 18, 38 mandibles, 8, 16, 35 molt, 16 mound, 28, 30, 32 nest, 13–14, 18, 24, 28, 30 nymph, 12, 16, 20, 26 pheromones, 22, 33–34 defending the nest, 13, 34–37 queen, 13, 18, 26, 36, 38 egg, 12, 16, 18, 38 exoskeleton, 4, 8, 16 eyes, 9 soldiers, 12–13, 20, 34–37 workers, 12–13, 16, 18, 20, 24, 28, 33 feelers, 8 food, 16, 20, 22, 24, 26, 37 PHOTO ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The images in this book are used with the permission of: © Dwight R.

32 As soon as a worker discovers the hole, the worker goes to work. It also gives off special scent chemicals called pheromones (FER-eh-mohnz). This scent attracts other workers. Soon there are lots of termites patching up the hole. 33 DEFENDING THE FAMILY One day, ants arrive at the termites’ nest. Ants will attack and kill the termites. Then the ants will carry the bodies back to their nest to feed their own colony. The first termite workers the ants meet are killed. But they give off alarm pheromones.

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