An Introduction to Entomology

An Introduction to Entomology : Vol. II (of 4)

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"[...]move forward in one direction and with little deviation. They resemble a swarm of ants, all taking the same course, at small distances, but without touching each other: they uniformly travel towards a certain region as fast as a fly can run, and without leaping, unless pursued; in which case, indeed, they disperse, but soon collect again and follow their former route. In this manner they advance from morning to evening without halting, frequently at the rate of a hundred fathoms and upwards in the course of a day. Although they prefer marching along high roads, footpaths, or open tracts; yet when their progress is opposed by bushes, hedges, and ditches, they penetrate through them: their way can only be impeded by the waters of brooks or canals, as they are apparently terrified at every kind of moisture. Often, however, they endeavour to gain the opposite bank with the aid of overhanging[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.29mm | 548.84g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507669844
  • 9781507669846