Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico
By Beutenmüller, W.
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 Place||New York|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Edges of wrappers with a hint of browning and occasional chipping; a bright and clean unopened copy in fine condition.|