. Eye spy : afield with nature among flowers and animate things . Natural history; Insects; Natural history. I/O EYE SPY the remaining life history of the insect. After creeping from its petal home it immediately spins a delicate white silken cocoon, and within a day or so changes to a chrysalis. At the expiration of about a fortnight, as we open the box, we are apt to liberate one or more tiny gray moths, which upon examination we are bound to confess are a poor recompense for the blossom for which they are the substitute. This little moth is shown very much enlarged in the accompanying illus

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. Eye spy : afield with nature among flowers and animate things . Natural history; Insects; Natural history. I/O EYE SPY the remaining life history of the insect. After creeping from its petal home it immediately spins a delicate white silken cocoon, and within a day or so changes to a chrysalis. At the expiration of about a fortnight, as we open the box, we are apt to liberate one or more tiny gray moths, which upon examination we are bound to confess are a poor recompense for the blossom for which they are the substitute. This little moth is shown very much enlarged in the accompanying illus
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. Eye spy : afield with nature among flowers and animate things . Natural history; Insects; Natural history. I/O EYE SPY the remaining life history of the insect. After creeping from its petal home it immediately spins a delicate white silken cocoon, and within a day or so changes to a chrysalis. At the expiration of about a fortnight, as we open the box, we are apt to liberate one or more tiny gray moths, which upon examination we are bound to confess are a poor recompense for the blossom for which they are the substitute. This little moth is shown very much enlarged in the accompanying illustration. Its upper wings are variously mottled with gray and light brown, and thickly fringed at their tips, while the two lower wings are like individual feathers, fringed on both sides of a narrow central. These and other characters ally the insect with the great group known as the Tineidce, of which the common clothes moth is a notorious example.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Gibson, W. Hamilton (William Hamilton), 1850-1896. New York : Harper & Brothers

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