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The hunting wasps

Author: Jean-Henri Fabre; Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead and Company, 1915.
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Fabre, Jean-Henri, 1823-1915.
Hunting wasps.
New York, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1915
(OCoLC)551692520
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Henri Fabre; Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
OCLC Number: 1184274
Notes: Includes index.
"The first seventeen chapters of the present book appeared some years age, wholly or in part, in a version of vol. I of The Souvenirs entomoligiques ... Of the remainder, the modern theory of instinct first saw the light in The English review and An unknown sense, in an abbreviated form, in The Daily mail." -- Translator's note.
Description: viii, 427 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Translator's note --
The buprestis-huntlng cerceris --
The great cerceris --
A scientific slaughterer --
The yellow-winged sphex --
The three dagger-thrusts --
The larva and the nymph --
Advanced theories --
The Languedocian sphex --
The wisdom of instinct --
The ignorance of instinct --
An ascent of Mont Ventoux --
The travellers --
The ammophilæ --
The bembex --
The fly-hunt --
A parasite of the bembex ; The cocoon --
The return to the nest --
The hairy ammophila --
An unknown sense --
The modern theory of instinct --
Appendix.
Responsibility: by J. Henri Fabre ; translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos.

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