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Bloodsuckers : the most irritating creatures of all / Paul Zborowski
Bib ID 7331751
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Zborowski, Paul, author
 
Description Chatswood, NSW : Young Reed, 2017 
©2017 
48 pages : colour illustrations, ; 29 cm 
ISBN 9781921580352 (hardback)
Summary

From the horror of finding a blood-engorged leech attached to our leg, to the annoyance of a buzzing mosquito - we are all fascinated by bloodsucking creatures. The myth of Dracula could not exist without real life creatures with the same macabre habit. But before we call them all evil, it is important to understand why they do it. In most cases only the female of the species searches for blood, as this gives her the protein to make eggs. Therefore it is essential for producing the next generation.

Full contents
  • Who are the bloodsuckers?
  • Leeches
  • Mosquitoes
  • Lice
  • Fleas
  • Assassin bugs
  • March flies and horse flies
  • Sand flies and biting midges
  • Bed bugs
  • Louse flies, keds and bat flies
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

For children.

Subjects Bloodsucking animals -- Juvenile literature.  |  Bloodsucking insects -- Juvenile literature.  |  Australian

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