Synopses & Reviews
Discover in close-up the enchanting and secret life of butterflies and moths. Here is an original and exciting look at the natural history of butterflies and moths. Stunning real-life photographs provide a unique "eyewitness" view of the behavior of these complex and vividly beautiful insects, their structure and life cycle, where they live and feed, and how they protect themselves. See a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, how silk moths make silk, a caterpillar eating its own eggshell, and butterflies that have become extinct. Learn how a caterpillar can frighten off predators, why some adult moths never eat, which butterfly migrates the length of a subcontinent, and how to breed butterflies and moths. Discover how a caterpillar transforms itself into a chrysalis, which butterfly lives with ants, why butterflies and moths often mimic each other, how a chrysalis can look like a dead leaf, and much, much more.
The folks at DK have almost singlehandedly rejuvenated if not reinvented the often moribund world of non-fiction books for children. [Eyewitness series] (Newsweek)
These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] (School Library Journal)
Photographs and text explore the behavior and life cycles of butterflies and moths, examining mating rituals, camouflage, habitat, growth from pupa to larva to adult, and other aspects.