This is a comprehensive guide to the brief but brilliant lives of these fascinating creatures, with over 200 pictures. It covers all aspects of butterfly and moth life, packed with amazing-but-true information. It features close-up images from renowned wildlife photographers capture all the exquisite details of these creatures. You can see examples from all over the world, from the Japanese silk moth to the Indian moon moth. Photographic features zoom in on particular species or abilities, such as flight and metamorphosis. You can follow the life cycle from tiny egg and hungry caterpillar to pupa and perfect insect. It is an exciting and accessible reference book for home or school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. Beautiful, swift and graceful, butterflies and moths are a source of wonder and amazement. This book provides a thrilling insight into every stage of these creatures' lives. You can find out why and how each phase occurs and what the insect must do to survive and develop. Close-up photographs allow you to see how a caterpillar hooks itself on to a stem, and the scales and intricate patterns on a butterfly's wing.Myth boxes explore popular stories associated with these enchanting insects, while Did You Know?
features provide additional fun facts.