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Beasties in my backyard

Beasties in my backyard

De la Bédoyère, Camilla, author

There are all kinds of bugs lurking in your backyard. Take a close-up peek at the alien-like beasties that are living right under your nose! Stunning images from scanning electron microscopes give a close-up view of incredible minibeasts, revealing every hair on the back of a flea, the beautiful scales on a moth's wing, and the amazing compound eye of a fly. Discover what a fly likes to eat and how it digests its food or how a pond skater can skim across the surface of water. Learn how a colony of ants communicates, and find out if your garden might be home to the fastest beetle in the world

Book. English.
Published London: QED Publishing, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Camilla de la Bédoyère
ISBN: 1784934364, 9781784934361
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 80 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 30 cm
Subject: Animals.; Non-Fiction 7+.; Insects Juvenile literature.


  1. Introduction - Water Bear - Earthworm - Snail - Silverfish
  2. Dragonfly - Grasshopper - Earwig - Stick Insect - Praying Mantid
  3. Cockroach - Termite - Common Aphid - Giant Water Bug - Froghopper
  4. Ladybird - Robber Fly - Flea - Stag beetle - Cockchafer - Tiger Beetle
  5. Centipede- Stink Bug - Pond Skater - Cicada - Bluebottle - Mosquito
  6. Spider - Ant - Honey Bee - Hawk Moth - Monarch Butterfly
  7. Fruit fly - Crane fly - Tick - Glossary - Index

Author note

CAMILLA DE LE BEDOYERE was a teacher for 10 years before she became a full-time non-fiction author. She studied Zoology and Geology at Bristol University, and has subsequently written or edited more than 200 books for children and adults, many of which aim to explain and explore the natural world and our relationship with it Camilla is a specialist literacy teacher at a London high school, developing reading skills and encouraging a love of learning through books.


The informative text includes fact files so creatures can be

compared. Discover what a fly likes to eat and how it digests its food; how a pond skater

can skim across the surface of water and how a colony of ants communicates. Prepare to

be amazed!'

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