100 Caterpillars: Portraits from the Tropical Forests of Costa Rica
Jeffrey C. Miller, Daniel H. Janzen, Winifred HallwachsISBN: 0674021908; 9780674021907;
Every bright monarch butterfly or striking luna moth started out in a far subtler form of nature's mosaic, a humble caterpillar. It is this early stage of life--crafted by natural selection into machines for converting a vast array of plant matter, mostly leaves, into the beautiful adults that have captivated humans for millennia--that this book brings to dazzling light. Unobtrusive as they go about their business, these caterpillars are rarely seen by humans--and are virtually never seen from the perspective presented in this sumptuous volume:...