Over 80 illustrations. The world of insects is a fascinating realm, comprising the largest class - over two million species - of animals on earth. In this book, the basic orders of insects are detailed, followed by a general description of insect anatomy and structure. Then, there are considerations of life cycles and reproductoin, food and feeding, movement, self-defense, and unusual lifestyles. Beetles, bees, ants, butterflies, moths grasshoppers, termites, and many more creatures are discussed with examples from around the world, all illustrated with 86 brilliant full-color photographs and an engrossing narrative.