Bugs: Open Your Eyes to a World of Discovery (Eye Wonder)

Bugs: Open Your Eyes to a World of Discovery (Eye Wonder)

DK Publishing

Language: English

Pages: 52

ISBN: 2:00128737

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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I thought this was going to be a guide book when I grabbed it. Ends up just being for kids but I thought somebody may apprecaite it. It does have some nice images.

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arrives to eat the fly, Portia eats it up! • The ant lion larvae buries itself in the ground with its mouth facing the sky. When an ant runs over it, it falls straight into its jaws and is eaten swiftly. 13 Bug veggies Most bugs in the world are vegetarians and munch like crazy during their short lives. Some are piercers and suckers, and others are biters and chewers; but however they do it, they do it a lot. Army of eaters Caterpillars are big eaters. They are biters and chewers and have to

nibble constantly in order to grow into adults. They have powerful jaws and strong teeth that can chew through tough leaves. Liquid lunch When the caterpillar grows into a butterfly it turns into a piercer and sucker. It feeds on liquids, which it sucks up using its long, hollow tongue (the proboscis), like a straw. Heavy duty chewing You may find wood tricky to eat, but this stag beetle larva doesn’t. It chews and chews rotten wood until it is fat enough to turn into a beetle. When butterflies

paper homes and copied them. He chewed and chewed pieces of wood in the hope that he could make paper. Unfortunately it did not work well, so he swapped saliva for glue and invented the paper that we still use today. Sweet tooth Building a nest Some wasps live in large nests made of paper. The queen wasp starts the nest by chewing dead wood, mixing it with saliva, and letting it dry. She then lays some eggs, which hatch, and the next generation continuing with the nest-building. Wasps love

fiercely from predators. Lots of bugs like to eat aphids, so having ant bodyguards is the best way for them to survive. Teamwork Some ants build their nests by weaving together groups of leaves. They each carry a live ant larva in their jaws and make it produce silk, which they then use to sew up the leaves. If anyone threatens the nest, they attack by biting. 27 Deep in the jungle Nobody knows how many species of bugs there are in the jungle. New ones are being found all the time, which

desert, 30-31 disguise, 16, 18, 19 dragonfly, 13, 23, 33 dung beetle, 42, 43 dust mite, 34 katydid, 10, 39 kissing bug, 41 lacewing, 8 ladybug, 45 lantern fly, 28 Acknowledgments Dorling Kindersley would like to thank: Dorian Spencer Davies for original illustrations; and Sarah Mills for picture library services. Picture credits: The publisher would like to thank the following for their kind permission to reproduce their photographs: a=above; c=center; b=below; l=left; r=right; t=top; BBC

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