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What Insects Do, and Why

Ross Piper

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A beautifully illustrated look at the lives and mind-boggling behaviors of insects

What Insects Do, and Why takes you on an unforgettable tour of the insect world, presenting these amazing creatures as you have never seen them before. This stunningly illustrated guide explores how insects live, ranging from elegant displays of courtship to brutal acts of predation, and provides insights into the marvelous diversity of insects all around us. Along the way, Ross Piper discusses insect evolution, reproduction and life cycles, feeding strategies, defenses, sociality, parasite-host interactions, human impacts on insects, and more.

  • Features a wealth of breathtaking color photos, illustrations, and graphics
  • Explores the remarkable lifestyles of exotic insects as well as those in your own backyard
  • Draws on the latest research on how insects live



Hemiptera, Earthworm, Leaf-mimic katydid, Pupa, Warble fly, Weevil, Gall wasp, Tsetse fly, Caterpillar, Owlfly, Stalk-eyed fly, Calliphoridae, Fungus gnat, Pesticide, Myrmelachista schumanni, Phasmatodea, Beewolf, Bombyliidae, Click beetle, Flea beetle, Termite, Millipede, Rove beetle, Ant, Nemopteridae, Bee, Antlion, Rasberry crazy ant, Mole cricket, Blister beetle, Parasitoid wasp, Arthropod eye, Phragmosis, Bed bug, Tiger beetle, Ichneumonidae, Insect wing, Plecoptera, Caddisfly, Encyrtidae, Mayfly, Pheromone, Leafcutter ant, Dragonfly, European beewolf, Cuckoo wasp, Leafhopper, Strepsiptera, Glowworm, Brood (honey bee), Aphid, Cuckoo bee, Fire ant, Parasitoid, Drosophila melanogaster, Ceratopogonidae, Dinocampus coccinellae, Larva, Opiliones, Nematomorpha, Attelabidae, Platygastridae, Damselfly, Insect trap, Mutillidae, Pyrophorus nyctophanus, Beetle, Honey bee, Nematode, Spider, Bombardier beetle, Hunting wasp, Insect repellent, Ground beetle, Fungus, Scale insect, Mealybug, Sapsucker, Arachnocampa, Army ant, Ricinulei, Parasitism, Louse, Scarabaeidae, Spermatophore, Braconidae, Longhorn beetle, Wasp, Froghopper, Flatworm, Argentine ant, Botfly, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Worker bee, Insect, Dung beetle, Emerald cockroach wasp, Entomology, Fig wasp