By Bloomsbury Publishing
This fantastically illustrated mini box advisor is jam-packed with info at the butterflies and moths of england and the close to Continent.
It covers greater than one hundred fifty species, all of that are illustrated with fantastic full-colour works of art that exhibit – the place appropriate – adaptations in color, for instance for female and male butterflies, in addition to one of the most amazing caterpillars.
A concise written account masking dimension, description, habitat, flight instances, distribution, foodplants and behavior seems at the comparable page.
The easy-to-follow layouts and excellent artistic endeavors reduction speedy and exact id, and make this ebook an fundamental reference within the box in addition to at domestic. it really is compact sufficient to slot in the pocket, but jam-packed with crucial details for the character fanatic.
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7 The spider adopted this classic threat posture when my camera lens came a bit too close for comfort. It's an aggressivelooking stance, with the front legs, pedipalps, and chelicerae all raised as though ready to strike. You'll see a cornered house spider do exactly the same thing. Fragile existence Tarantulas may be large, and very frightening to some people, but they are in fact extremely delicate animals. Their rigid body covering (exoskeleton) is thin and brittle, and may crack if the spider falls or is dropped.
If this fails to deter an attacker, the snake will suddenly convulse as if in agony, then ﬂop sideways, mouth gaping and tongue lolling. It looks stone dead and does not ﬂinch when touched. As a ﬁnishing touch, the snake releases a stomach-churning stench from glands near the start of the tail. This is enough to make most predators lose their appetite and move on in search of a less revolting meal. Then the snake comes miraculously back to life and slithers on its way, none the worse for wear. The snake has a blue-black forked tongue, which ﬂickers constantly, in and out of its mouth.
17/10/08 14:46:09 12/11/08 19:08:49 36 The owl's mottled plumage (feathers) provides excellent camouﬂage as it moves about on the ground, blending well with dry stony landscapes and scrubby vegetation. Burrowing owl He has the intense glare and lethally sharp bill and talons (claws) of a ﬁerce predator, but in fact this tiny owl would be dwarfed by a large rabbit. The scientiﬁc name Athene comes from the Greek goddess of wisdom, and owls appear all-knowing, with their penetrating stare.
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