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An Introduction to Entomology: Or Elements of the Natural History of Insects ...
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An Introduction to Entomology: Or, Elements of the Natural History of Insects
William Kirby,William Spence
No preview available - 2016
Acari Acarus amongst animal ant-lion ants Aphides appear Aranea L. F. attack bees beetle birds body butterfly called caterpillar cause cells Coccus cockchafer Coleoptera colour combs common composed construction covered creatures deposited described destroy devour Diptera earth eggs employed Entomology feed feet female flies flowers former furnished galls Geer genus grain grubs habitations head hole honey Ichneumon inch inhabitants injury insects kind labour larvae Latr Latreille leaf leaves legs Lepidoptera letter Linne locusts maggots mandibles moth Musca nature nest object observed occasion oviposit ovipositor perfect Philot Phthiriasis plants prey probably proboscis produced pupa quadrupeds ravages Reaum Reaumur resembling scarcely sects seems side silk similar singular Sir Joseph Banks skin sometimes species spider sting substance swarms threads Tinea tion Trans trees tribe various vegetable wasps whole wings wood young
Page 219 - A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
Page 392 - An idle summer life in fortune's shine , A season's glitter ! Thus they flutter on From toy to toy, from vanity to vice; Till , blown away by death , oblivion...
Page 219 - Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
Page 220 - But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savor shall come up, because he hath done great things.
Page 219 - A fire devoureth before them ; and behind them a flame burneth : the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness ; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
Page 379 - ... forefeet on the table on which the comb stood, and so with their hind feet kept the comb from falling. When these were weary others took their places. In this constrained and painful posture, fresh bees relieving their comrades at intervals, and each working in its turn, did these affectionate little insects support the comb for nearly three days : at the end of which they had prepared sufficient wax to build pillars with.
Page 153 - As soon as this plague appears, and their buzzing is heard, all the cattle forsake their food, and run wildly about the plain, till they die, worn out with fatigue, fright, and hunger.
Page 216 - The column they composed, my friend was informed, extended five hundred miles; and so compact was it, when on the wing, that, like an eclipse, it completely hid the sun, so that no shadow was cast by any object, and some lofty tombs distant from his residence not more than two hundred yards were rendered quite invisible.