Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico

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Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico

By Beutenmüller, W.

SKU# 13954

$ 34.00

Pp. 135, 7 chromolithographic color plates, 20 text-figures. Publisher’s original gray printed wrappers, folio. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, volume 1, part 6. The Sesiidae or clearwing moths are a family of the Lepidoptera in which the wings have few of the normal lepidopteran scales, leaving them transparent. The general appearance of these clearwing moths is wasp-like or hornet-like which reduces their predation through the process of “Batesian mimicry.” The seven pages of fine color plates show the numerous species within the Sesiidae in great detail. No ownership marks.

Publisher American Museum
Publisher Place New York
Date Published 1901
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Fine
Condition Description Edges of wrappers with a hint of browning and occasional chipping; a bright and clean unopened copy in fine condition.
Limited Edition No