Stink Bugs, Stick Insects & Stag Beetles

7 Image of Stink Bugs, Stick Insects and Stag Beetlesby Sally Kneidel, PhD

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (
ISBN: 978-0-471-35712-4


“This book contains fascinating sketches….the reader is expertly guided through….biological concepts are interwoven with the explanations of each organism’s habitat, peculiar habits, and special traits…students will be fascinated by…even more exotic are…what student would not love to read about…these are just some examples of the delightful treats offered….composed with thoughtful wit, designed creatively, and written in manageable sections, this [book] whets the reader’s appetite without overloading the senses….sure to captivate young readers.” –Rita Hoots, Professor, Science Scope

Description from the publisher

Why does a Madagascan giant hissing cockroach hiss?
How do bombardier beetles spray chemicals that are the temperature of boiling water?
Why do leaf-cutter ants carry bits of green leaves over their heads?

Nothing is more exciting than getting an up-close look at the amazing lives of unusual insects. In this wonderfully detailed guide, written by the author of the kids’ perennial favorites Pet Bugs and More Pet Bugs, you can find the answers to everything you ever wanted to know about the behavior of the weirdest bugs on our planet. From burying beetles and back swimmers to robber flies and Madagascan giant hissing cockroaches, Stinkbugs, Stick Insects, and Stag Beetles digs deep into the creepy, crawly world of these strange and tiny creatures. You’ll learn what each bug looks like, where to find it, and how its odd habits help it to survive. With lots of illustrations and observing activities, Stinkbugs, Stick Insects, and Stag Beetles will show you just how incredible the strangest bugs in the world can be.

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