Butterfly and Moth Collecting; Being Practical Hints as to Outfit, Most Profitable Hunting Grounds, and Best Methods of Capture and Setting; With Brief Description of Many Species

Butterfly and Moth Collecting; Being Practical Hints as to Outfit, Most Profitable Hunting Grounds, and Best Methods of Capture and Setting; With Brief Description of Many Species

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...the old hand recognises as it darts along in the hottest sunshine, no doubt can be raised. As the generic name denotes, thet0ngueisstrongly developed in this insect. The fore-wings are a dirty brown, and the hind-wings deep orange-red, with a darker FIG. 34.--THE I-IUMMING-BiRD HAWK MOTH b3.nd. Over many of the (Macroglossa stellatarum). Cmnmoner flowers of the garden this insect may be seen to hover, then, with lightninglike rapidity, the long tongue is sent into the blossoms. The moth, too, is a long time on the wing--many months. The larva is green, thickly studded with white dots, and has whitish lateral lines and a blue horn. It feeds on Bedstraw. Belonging to the same genus as the Humming Bird Hawk Moth are two other sun-loving species in the Broad-Bordered Bee Hawk Moth (M. bombyliformis) and the Narrow-Bordered Bee Hawk Moth (M. fuciformis), the former of which loves to hover over rhododendrons--a characteristic that is well known and that frequently leads to its destruction. The Hawk Moths enumerated are those most likely to come in the way of the beginner. If, however, something further is desired to be known of them he may profitably consult Mr. Lucas' "British Hawk Moth's." Emperor M0th.-----In the family Satuwiiida are to be found some of the largest representatives of the Class Insecta, by comparison with which our Emperor Moth (Satumia pavonia cur/vini) sinks into insignificance as regards size. Economically the family is of the highest importance, furnishing, as it does, certain silk-producing moths. Nor is it only in the perfect state that the Satumiidrz are interesting: the cocoons elaborated by the larva e are no less noteworthy, that of our KENTISI-I GLORY. 51 own species being not the least...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742737
  • 9781236742735