A Manual for the Study of Insects

A Manual for the Study of Insects (Paperback)

By John Henry Comstock 
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1154777723
EAN: 9781154777727
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 192
Publish Date: 2012-5-15
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ...Heyond the middie of each wing there is a pale band edged with zigzag, dark brown lines. The larva lives upon apple, cherry, oak, birch, maple, and ash. When full grown it measures two and one half inches in length and one half inch in breadth. The upper side is slate-gray, mottled with black, with two transverse scarlet bands, one on the second and one on the third thoracic segments. There is a black spot at each end and in the middle of each of these bands. The larva is found during July and August. It is said that the cocoons are attached to limbs like those of Tolype; but the larvae of this species which we have bred made their cocoons between leaves, or in the folds of the muslin bag enclosing the limb upon which they were feeding. The species passes the winter in the pupa state; ms and the moth appears in Y' June, when it lays its 1 eggs upon the leaves of 'v, the trees it infests. Superfamily Hesperhna (Hes-per-i-i'na). The Skippers. The Skippers are so called on account of their peculiar mode of flight. They fly in the daytime and dart suddenly from place to place. When at rest most species hold the wings erect in a vertical position like butterflies; in some the fore wings are thus held while the hind wings are extend-Fio.445-Wingsof i-r-.-w//O'rw. el llorjzontally; and a few extend both pairs of wings horizontally. The antennae are thread-like, and enlarged toward the tip; but in most cases the extreme tip is pointed and recurved, forming a hook. The abdomen is usually stout, resembling that of a moth rather than that of a butterfly. The skippers are most easily distinguished by the peculiar venation of the fore wings, vein III being five-branched, and all the branches arising from the discal cell (Fig. 445). In some butterflie...
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Title: A Manual for the Study of Insects
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Author: John Henry Comstock
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1154777723
EAN: 9781154777727
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 192
Publish Date: 2012-5-15
Binding: Paperback

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