Metamorphosis: astonishing insect transformations.

Metamorphosis: astonishing insect transformations. Rupert Soskin.
Metamorphosis: astonishing insect transformations.

London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. Octavo, dustwrapper, colour photographs.

Full of amazing close up photography, this book illustrates some of the dramatic transformations insects undergo in their life cycles and explore why evolution has arrived at these remarkable solutions to survival. The book is divided into two main sections: Insects that undergo partial metamorphosis such as dragonflies, grasshoppers and bugs, and those that experience complete metamorphosis such as butterflies, moths, beetles, bees, wasps, ants and flies. Rupert Soskin spent over three years photographing a range of selected species at each stage of development - from egg, to larva, to pupa and finally fully formed adult. This book shows remarkable transformations, some of which most people could never see in a lifetime.

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