Originally published by the U.S. Bureau of Entomology, this book was written by a specialist in insect anatomy. Rich in fascinating facts, the treatment is completely nontechnical in its approach and illustrated with hundreds of drawings, each rendered in fascinating detail. Readers receive an overview of insect life - metamorphosis, digestion, reproduction, and other areas - as well as particulars of dozens of different species. Subjects include grasshoppers and their relatives, roaches and other ancient insects, termites, plant lice, cicadas, caterpillars, moths, mosquitoes, and flies. In addition to its value as a reference, this study and its first-rate illustrations provide a splendid source of browsing for professionals and amateurs alike.