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Contents Preface A Kingdom in Your Own Backyard How the tiny creatures of the insect world see, hear, smell, breathe, taste, feel and grow Activity: Looking for Insects, Spiders, and Creepy Crawlers Dragons and Damsels Dragonflies and damselflies?the swift hunters of the air Meet the Beetles Ladybugs, tiger beetles, fireflies, weevils, and many other beetles Grasshoppers and Their Relatives Grasshoppers, crickets, walkingsticks, katydids, cockroaches, and the fierce praying mantis Winged Beauties Butterflies and moths, and their caterpillars The Busy Workers Farmer ants, harvester ants, army ants, and termites The Honey Makers Honeybees and bumble bees in communities Hunters and Builders Wasps that hunt insects and spiders, and hornets that build ?cities? True Bugs, Hoppers, and Fleas Stink bugs, water striders, leafhoppers, cicadas, and fleas Mosquitoes, Flies, and Lions Mosquitoes, houseflies, tachinid flies, and antlions Spiders and Such The arachnids?tarantulas and other spiders, and the daddy longlegs Many-legged Creatures Centipedes and millipedes Find Out More Glossary Index Illustration Acknowledgments
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Insects -- Juvenile literature.
Spiders -- Juvenile literature.