Peanut-Head Bugs

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Rosen Publishing Group, Nov 30, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
The peanut-head bug is known by many names: the lantern fly, the snake cicada, and the flying snake, to name a few. Its enlarged head, resembling the bulbous end of a peanut shell, has been the subject of both myth and scientific inquiry. Though many misconceptions surround this mysterious bug, in truth it is a harmless, plant-sucking creature. Readers will chuckle at this odd-looking insect, while learning about its habitat, tools of self-defense, and life cycle.

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Andrew Hipp is the plant systematist and herbarium curator at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. He is the author of several natural history books for children, a field guide to spring woodland wildflowers of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, and scientific articles on the taxonomy and evolution of Carex. Rachel D.Davis received her M.F.A. in printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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