By Chris Durden, Georg Zappler, Elena T. Ivy
Becoming a member of the ranks of Texas Parks and Wildlife's acclaimed find out about . . . sequence, this academic task publication gains what are essentially the most a variety of and simply saw of Texas' animal citizens. the following youngsters from six to 12 are brought to the brilliant global of "bugs"--that nice host of hopping, crawling, flying, and humming creatures extra thoroughly known as bugs. child can colour crowd pleasing line drawings of the various most typical, in addition to strange, Texas insects--all of them attention-grabbing, a few of them necessary, and a few, with no query, pests. The accompanying easy-to-read textual content offers vital evidence approximately insect lifeways and bugs' roles in nature. Interspersed all through are instructive video games and urged actions. incorporated, too, is a 17" via 22" coloring poster.
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Fossil butterfly scales have been found in 100-million-year-old amber. A fossil snout butterfly egg has been found in 80-million-year-old sediment. Fossil butterfly bodies with wings attached have been found in 48-million-year-old oil-shale rocks. Juniper Checkered skipper Syrichtus communis — in Family Pyrgidae. • This 15mm white-checked black butterfly is often seen on trails with its wings open moth-like. Caterpillars feed on mallows and many other trailside weeds. Checkered skipper Great blue hairstreak Hairstreak caterpillar Atlides halesus — in Family Lycaenidae.
Monarch Morpho Morpho peleides — in Family Satyridae. • This dark 34mm butterfly is ornamented beneath with red-andyellow eye-like rings. At rest on the forest floor, it looks like an old leaf. When approached, it suddenly opens brilliant electric blue wings. This may startle a predator and give the morpho a chance to fly away. This tropical forest butterfly of Central America once wandered into Texas near Hidalgo. Morpho underside Mourning cloak 25mm Nymphalis antiopa — in Family Nymphalidae. • Leaf-shaped and leaf-patterned on the underside, this 25mm butterfly has a rich maroon upperside bordered by yellow, outside a row of blue dots.
COCKROACHES Order Blattoptera — 14th in diversity — 30+ species in Texas Topside Although most cockroaches are winged, they rely mainly on quick legs to dart out of danger. They flourish anywhere there is food, moisture and warmth. Roaches adapted to living in houses have oily bodies. They carry bacteria in this oil to condition the food they run over. They also mark their territory with strong odors we find foul. Other roaches living in the wild have clean waxed bodies covered with velvet down and are not unpleasant at all.