An Elementary Study of Insects

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CONTENTS: Introduction Chapter I Insects: (1) What they are. (2) Their principal characteristics. (3) Their methods of developing. (4) The principal orders. (5) Their habits. (6) Their role in agriculture. Chapter II Collecting Insects: (1) Directions for collecting. (2) Pinning and preserving a collection. (3) Rearing and observing them while alive. Chapter III The Grasshopper: (1) Brief discussion of the grasshopper. (2) Field studies. (3) Breeding cage observations. (4) Study of specimen. Chapter IV The House Fly or Typhoid Fly: (1) Discussion of the life cycle of the fly, its habits, danger from it and how it can be stamped out. (2) Study of the fly and its work. Chapter V The Mosquito: (1) Brief discussion of the life habits and stages of the mosquito. (2) Observations and study. [vi]Chapter VI The Cabbage Miller: (1) Brief discussion of the caterpillar, the chrysalis, the butterfly, and its work. (2) Observations and study. (3) Breeding work. Chapter VII The Apple Worm: (1) Brief discussion of the different stages of the pest, its work and remedies for its control. (2) Observations and breeding work. Chapter VIII The Tomato or Tobacco Worm: (1) Brief discussion of stages, work and habits. (2) Study and observation. Chapter IX The Firefly: (1) Brief discussion of the insect. (2) Observations and studies. Chapter X The White Grub or June-bug: (1) Discussion of the insect as a pest and its habits and stages. (2) Observations and studies. Chapter XI The Colorado Potato Beetle: (1) Brief discussion of the pest. (2) Observations and studies. Chapter XII The Lady-Beetle: (1) Brief discussion of habits and appearance of the lady-beetles, and their value as friends. (2) Observations and studies. Chapter XIII The Dragon-Fly: (1) Discussion of life and habits of insect. (2) Observations and field studies. [vii]Chapter XIV The Squash Bug: (1) Discussion of habits, injury and control of pest. (2) Observations and field studies. Chapter XV The Plant-Louse: (1) Discussion of habits, injury and control of pest. (2) Observations and field studies. Chapter XVI The Honey Bee: (1) Discussion of the honey bee as to habits in its home and outdoors, its value to man and the colony as a village. (2) Observations and studies. Chapter XVII The Ant: (1) Discussion of ant life and behavior, the colony as a unit, its work and remarkable instincts. (2) Studies and observations. --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
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