Secret Life of Caterpillars

Secret Life of Caterpillars

My Encounters with Minibeasts

From Purple Moonbeams to Itchy Cows

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By Densey Clyne
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 168
Book Size 14 x 225 x 198 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1 Mar 2018
Subject Classification The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest

My Encounters with Minibeasts is a collection of stories by naturalist Densey Clyne, covering adventures in the world of invertebrates and recounting tales of spider tricks and traps, magical moths, ridiculously hairy caterpillars and much more. It encompasses a wide range of intriguing behaviour and unlocks a whole host of minibeast secrets.

Self-styled ‘Champion of the Underbug’ Densey presents her subjects not in the way that they are generally seen – as ugly and dangerous – but as intriguing, often beautiful, sometimes bizarre and in nitely diverse. The text is accompanied by amazing close-up images of bugs including grasshoppers, ants, wasps, butter ies, moths, mantises and spiders.

Densey Clyne

Densey Clyne is a naturalist, photographer and writer. She has written 28 books on natural history subjects, in particular on insects and spiders. She has also written for her own television documentaries and acted as a consultant on several of Sir David Attenborough's natural history series. Densey has delivered talks and addresses on invertebrate behaviour and the pleasures of insect watching to schools, adult groups and professional organisations and taken part in seminars on natural history writing and on wildlife filming.