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Social Life in the Insect World   By: (1823-1915)

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SOCIAL LIFE IN THE INSECT WORLD

BY J. H. FABRE

TRANSLATED BY BERNARD MIALL

WITH 14 ILLUSTRATIONS

LONDON T. FISHER UNWIN, LTD. ADELPHI TERRACE

First Edition 1911

Second Impression 1912

Third Impression 1912

Fourth Impression 1913

Fifth Impression 1913

Sixth Impression 1915

Seventh Impression 1916

Eighth Impression 1916

Ninth Impression 1917

Tenth Impression 1918

Eleventh Impression 1918

Twelfth Impression 1919

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[Illustration: 1. THE MANTIS. A DUEL BETWEEN FEMALES.

2. THE MANTIS DEVOURING A CRICKET.

3. THE MANTIS DEVOURING HER MATE.

4. THE MANTIS IN HER ATTITUDE OF PRAYER.

5. THE MANTIS IN HER "SPECTRAL" ATTITUDE.

(See p. 76.)]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I PAGE

THE FABLE OF THE CIGALE AND THE ANT 1

CHAPTER II

THE CIGALE LEAVES ITS BURROW 17

CHAPTER III

THE SONG OF THE CIGALE 31

CHAPTER IV

THE CIGALE. THE EGGS AND THEIR HATCHING 45

CHAPTER V

THE MANTIS. THE CHASE 68

CHAPTER VI

THE MANTIS. COURTSHIP 79

CHAPTER VII

THE MANTIS. THE NEST 86

CHAPTER VIII

THE GOLDEN GARDENER. ITS NUTRIMENT 102

CHAPTER IX

THE GOLDEN GARDENER. COURTSHIP 111

CHAPTER X

THE FIELD CRICKET 120

CHAPTER XI

THE ITALIAN CRICKET 130

CHAPTER XII

THE SISYPHUS BEETLE. THE INSTINCT OF PATERNITY 136

CHAPTER XIII

A BEE HUNTER: THE PHILANTHUS AVIPORUS 150

CHAPTER XIV

THE GREAT PEACOCK, OR EMPEROR MOTH 179

CHAPTER XV

THE OAK EGGAR, OR BANDED MONK 202

CHAPTER XVI

A TRUFFLE HUNTER: THE BOLBOCERAS GALLICUS 217

CHAPTER XVII

THE ELEPHANT BEETLE 238

CHAPTER XVIII

THE PEA WEEVIL 258

CHAPTER XIX

AN INVADER: THE HARICOT WEEVIL 282

CHAPTER XX

THE GREY LOCUST 300

CHAPTER XXI

THE PINE CHAFER 317

ILLUSTRATIONS

THE MANTIS: A DUEL BETWEEN FEMALES; DEVOURING A CRICKET; DEVOURING HER MATE; IN HER ATTITUDE OF PRAYER; IN HER "SPECTRAL" ATTITUDE Frontispiece

DURING THE DROUGHTS OF SUMMER THIRSTING INSECTS, AND NOTABLY THE ANT, FLOCK TO THE DRINKING PLACES OF THE CIGALE 8

THE CIGALE AND THE EMPTY PUPA SKIN 28

THE ADULT CIGALE, FROM BELOW. THE CIGALE OF THE FLOWERING ASH, MALE AND FEMALE 36

THE CIGALE LAYING HER EGGS. THE GREEN GRASSHOPPER, THE FALSE CIGALE OF THE NORTH, DEVOURING THE TRUE CIGALE, A DWELLER IN THE SOUTH 48

THE NEST OF THE PRAYING MANTIS; TRANSVERSE SECTION OF THE SAME; NEST OF EMPUSA PAUPERATA; TRANSVERSE SECTION OF THE SAME; VERTICAL SECTION OF THE SAME; NEST OF THE GREY MANTIS; SCHEFFER'S SISYPHUS (see Chap... Continue reading book >>




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