Kids love the thrill of discovery--especially when it comes to bugs. Become a young entomologist. Learn all about bees, butterflies, spiders, and other creepy crawlies. Jaret C. Daniels, author of many bug books, presents a kids' introduction to entomology. From ants and beetles to dragonflies and mosquitoes, this easy-to-understand book is a perfect guide for beginners.
It features expert insights on a variety of common and important insects. It delves into such topics as what the various species eat, how long they live, and whether or not they migrate during winter. In the field-guide section, featured species are organized by where they are commonly found. Full-color photographs and descriptions of key markings help readers to identify the species they see in nature.
Inside You'll Find
Beginner's guide to bugs of the USA and southern Canada
The basics of entomology and bug anatomy
Identification guide to common and important bugs to know
Fun bonus activities for the whole family
About the Author
Jaret C. Daniels, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Entomology at the University of Florida and Director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History, specializing in insect ecology and conservation. He has authored numerous scientific papers, popular articles, and books on wildlife conservation, insects, and butterflies, including butterfly field guides for Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Ohio, and Michigan. He is also the author of Vibrant Butterflies: Our Favorite Visitors to Flowers and Gardens; Backyard Bugs: An Identification Guide to Common Insects, Spiders, and More; and Our Love of Bees. Jaret currently lives in Gainesville, Florida, with his wife, Stephanie.