This chapter describes a few general features of insects, mating and molting in particular, along with a sample of observations of specific groups. Butterflies and moths are better represented than other insects in this chapter because of their attractiveness, ease of discovery, and popularity. The discussions of these insects, with hill topping and puddling, illustrate what could be described with many of the other insect groups, too, including a little anatomy, physiology, behavior, and ecology.
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