Insects of Texas
A Practical Guide
Publication Year: 2009
Published by: Texas A&M University Press
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“What kind of bug is this?” As an entomologist and teacher, I often hear this question. Typically, I respond with a common name like “mud dauber wasp” and, if the questioner seems truly interested, a somewhat more detailed description of the specimen’s physical characteristics and biology...
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As humans, we tend to categorize objects and ideas into logical groups. Classification schemes can be based on use, size, color, shape, or a myriad of other methods. In my workshop...
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This book was designed to help you identify groups of insects using three criteria: picture identification, common physical traits, and the biology and ecology of the group...
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Arthropoda is the largest and most diverse phylum in the animal kingdom with an estimated 6 million species worldwide. These generally small creatures have a hard exoskeleton made of chitin...
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This large group includes the very common and well-known spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, mites, and ticks. Some less common and infrequently observed...
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Crustacea is a large group of about thirty thousand to fifty thousand species worldwide that live primarily in marine environments. However, several species live in fresh water, and a few are...
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Millipedes live under rocks and debris during the day and venture out at night to scavenge on dead plant materials. These slow-moving creatures are easily recognized...
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Centipedes are long, slender, flattened arthropods that are generally found outside under ground litter and other damp places. They possess a distinctive...
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Insects are the largest group of living organisms on earth. Estimates range from seven hundred thousand to over 30 million species, most of which have not been described...
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Page Count: 224
Illustrations: 486 color photos. 11 tables.
Publication Year: 2009
Series Title: W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series