Social Life in the Insect World eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 270 pages of information about Social Life in the Insect World.

  Mantis, the Empusa pauperata, 97

  Mantis, the Grey, 96

  Mantis, the Praying, 68-101
    Cannibalism of, 82-5
    Courtship, 79-83
    Hunter, as, 68-78
    Nest of, 86-101

  Melolontha fullo, see Pine-chafer

  Minotaur, 225

  O

  Oak Eggar, the, 202-16, 234-7
    Experiments as to sense of smell in males, 208-15
    Swarming of males during the mating season, 204-15

  Odynerus, 150-1, 172

  Osmia tricornis, 173, 175

  P

  Pea, ancestry of the, 258-9

  Pea-Weevil, see Weevil

  Peacock Moth, the Great, 179-201, 234-7
    Appearance of, 179
    Experiments as to sense of smell in males, 184-97
  Invasion of house by males, 180-1
    Swarming of males, 181-3

  Peacock Moth, the Lesser, 197-201

  Phalangist, the, 225

  Philanthus aviporus, 150-178
    Cocoon of, 168
    Diet of, 150-1
    Larvae of, 168
    Methods of killing and robbing bees, 151-160
    Motives of robbery, 163-78
    Nest of, 167

  Philanthus coronatus, 178

  Philanthus raptor, 178

  Pine-chafer, the, 317-23
    Appearance of, 320
    Cry of, 322-3
    Habits of, 321
    Medical qualities of, supposed, 318-19
    Name, origin of Latin, 317-18

  Pliny, on the Pine-chafer, 318-19

  S

  Saprinidae, victims of arum, 233

  Sapromyzon, the, 222

  Scarabaeus, see Golden Scarabaeus

  Scent in Insects, see Peacock Moth,
    Oak Eggar, Bolboceras Gallicus, arum, putrid

  Scolia, 171

  Sisyphus, legend of, 139

  Sisyphus Beetle, the, 136-49
    Burrow of, 143
    Larva of, 147-9
    Mating of, 142-3
    Paternal instinct of 142-6
    Pellet of, 142-9

  T

  Tachytus, 172

  Tigno, nest of Mantis, 99-101

  Truffle-Beetle, 222

  Truffle-Dog, 218-20

  W

  Weevil, Acorn, see Elephant-Beetle

  Weevil, the Lentil, 291

  Weevil, the Haricot, 282-94
    Habits of, 291-6
    Invasion of, 284
    Larvae, 297-9

  Weevil, the Pea, 258-81, 295
    Description of, 261
    Enemy, its chief, 280-1
    Habits, 261-5
      (Deductions to be drawn from), 273-4
  Larvae of, 268-71, 275-6

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