The Resource Jungle bugs : masters of camouflage and mimicry, Bruce Purser

Jungle bugs : masters of camouflage and mimicry, Bruce Purser

Label
Jungle bugs : masters of camouflage and mimicry
Title
Jungle bugs
Title remainder
masters of camouflage and mimicry
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Purser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An illustrated, with thoughtful commentary, look at the sophisticated techniques and behaviors insects have evolved to protect themselves from predators-the product of a lifetime spent in exotic locals. Illustrated throughout with high-quality color photographs taken by the author, this text for the general reader describes how certain species of bugs have protected themselves from predators by evolving into shapes and colors that conform to their habitats. Coverage includes, for example, insects that resemble leaves or sticks, those that confuse predators by adopting acrobatic positions, and others that mimic other insects or animals. Trained as a geologist, Purser has been photographing insects in their natural environment since the 1970s
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purser, Bruce
Dewey number
  • 595.7147
  • 595.715
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QH546
  • QL467
LC item number
  • .P87 2003
  • .P87 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Insects
  • Camouflage (Biology)
  • Mimicry (Biology)
  • Animal defenses
  • Insectes
  • Homotypie
  • Mimétisme
  • Animaux
  • Animal defenses
  • Camouflage (Biology)
  • Insects
  • Mimicry (Biology)
  • Mimikry
  • Insekten
Label
Jungle bugs : masters of camouflage and mimicry, Bruce Purser
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 138) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The nature of insect disguise -- 2. Passive camouflage -- Haphazard camouflage -- Passive or active? -- Antlions -- Phasmids and katydids -- Leaf insects -- Moths -- Chrysalids -- Caterpillars -- Mantids -- Evolutionary convergence -- Protective resemblance -- Bugs or bird-droppings? -- Disruptive coloration -- Protective transparency -- Summary -- 3. Active camouflage -- Butterflies -- Grasshoppers and crickets -- Katydids -- Phasmids -- Strange grasshoppers -- Moths -- Vanishing butterflies -- Gymnastic moths -- Contorted caterpillars -- Summary -- 4. Mimicry -- False heads and eyes -- Batesian mimicry -- Mimicry rings -- Müllerian mimicry -- Insects mimic ants -- Mimicry clans -- Insects mimic animals -- Weird color patterns -- Spiders -- Summary -- 5. Habitats -- Camouflage on the ground -- Camouflage above the ground -- The tree-trunk habitat -- Summary
Extent
1 online resource (144 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035928076
Label
Jungle bugs : masters of camouflage and mimicry, Bruce Purser
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 138) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The nature of insect disguise -- 2. Passive camouflage -- Haphazard camouflage -- Passive or active? -- Antlions -- Phasmids and katydids -- Leaf insects -- Moths -- Chrysalids -- Caterpillars -- Mantids -- Evolutionary convergence -- Protective resemblance -- Bugs or bird-droppings? -- Disruptive coloration -- Protective transparency -- Summary -- 3. Active camouflage -- Butterflies -- Grasshoppers and crickets -- Katydids -- Phasmids -- Strange grasshoppers -- Moths -- Vanishing butterflies -- Gymnastic moths -- Contorted caterpillars -- Summary -- 4. Mimicry -- False heads and eyes -- Batesian mimicry -- Mimicry rings -- Müllerian mimicry -- Insects mimic ants -- Mimicry clans -- Insects mimic animals -- Weird color patterns -- Spiders -- Summary -- 5. Habitats -- Camouflage on the ground -- Camouflage above the ground -- The tree-trunk habitat -- Summary
Extent
1 online resource (144 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035928076

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