Blueprint for survival

Australia, 1977

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Shows the development of moth, beetle, lacewing and fly larvae, through periodic shedding of the rigid outer coating. Stages in nymphal development of the grasshopper, praying mantis, phasmid and sucking bug, final moult of a cicada and tree cricket and emergence of a butterfly are shown. Suitable for secondary years 7-12.

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Mantis Wildlife Films


Densey Clyne

Jim Frazier



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