Catalogue of the Lepidopterous Superfamily Noctuidae found in Boreal America

By Smith, John B.

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Pp. 424. Early green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, 8vo. This is Bulletin of the United States National Museum, no. 44. The Noctuidae or owlet moths are a family of robustly built moths that includes more than 35,000 known species out of possibly 100,000 total, in more than 4,200 genera. Some species of the family are preyed upon by bats. However, many Noctuidae species have tiny organs in their ears that respond to bat echolocation calls, sending their wing muscles into spasm and causing the moths to dart erratically. This aids the moths in evading the bats (from Wiki). No ownership marks.

Publisher Government Printing Office
Publisher Place Washington
Date Published 1893
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
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