In terms of numbers, distribution, and long-term survival, insects are probably the most successful of all animals. Entomologists estimate there are more than two million living species, at least half of them as yet unidentified. In this volume, illustrator Jan Sovak has captured the astonishing diversity of size, shape, and coloration in the insect world in precise, carefully researched depictions of 45 species: elephant stag beetle, earwig, giant desert scorpion, walking stick, tiger beetle, desert tarantula, black widow spider, human flea, pleasing fungus beetle, and many more. By coloring these plates, colorists will not only enjoy hours of coloring fun but also learn, through informative captions, fascinating facts about insect life.
About the Author
Jan Sovak is an illustrator, designer, and fine artist recognized as one of Canada's foremost natural history illustrators. With advanced degrees in both fine art and zoology, Jan has had his work published in over 170 books in more than 15 languages. His illustrations have also appeared on educational television and on Discovery Channel Worldwide.