Sliding through the soil or in between rock crevices, the secretive centipede is one of the fiercest predators in the bug world. Through the fancy footwork of its many legs, a centipede can pursue and catch prey almost as large as itself! Special fang-like claws pump potent venom into the centipede's hapless victim, killing it quickly. Although mostly hidden from human view, centipedes live a private, but fascinating life in forests, deserts, and backyards around the world.
"One or two good quality, color photographs of representative species appear on about every other page; most are close-ups and a few are microphotographs emphasizing the invertebrate's head and mouthparts. In each title, one close-up offers a full-body view, with numbered captions describing major parts...well organized and clearly written,.."
--School Library Journal (November 2004)
Price: US $27.80