Life Histories of Indian Insects, Vol. 5

Life Histories of Indian Insects, Vol. 5 : Lepidoptera (Butterflies) (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Life Histories of Indian Insects, Vol. 5: Lepidoptera (Butterflies) The insects, the life-histories of which are described in this volume, are representatives of the principal families of that interesting group of insects, the Butterflies. With the exception of one (delias) the others are pests of more or less economic import ance, occurring on trees and plants either cultivated or grown for the garden. All are of interest and importance in that they are probably the first to attract the attention of the beginner in Ento mology, especially Economic Entomology. Also they occur so constantly and are so common that in all their stages, they ftc quently come under the notice of even the common people, but for want of a proper knowledge and observation ordinary people fail to see the connection between the caterpillar which eats the leaves, the dormant pupa and the butterfly which incessantly flies about under trees, over bushes and plants and not infrequently in houses or even over one's head. The hanging Nymphalid, Papilionid and Pierid pupae are frequently mistaken for fruits by many. For the progress of Economic Entomology in India it is essential that the people should become familiar with the insects and especially with their life-history. The greatest bar to progress in checking injurious insects here is the fact that a mysterious origin is usually assigned to them, simply because the elementary and essential facts of insect transformations are not known to those who suffer from the depre. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 68 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243275323
  • 9780243275328