Insects are the world's greatest success story. They have adapted to all kinds of environments and thrive on a bizarre variety of diets. The face fly gets its nourishment from a horse's tears, and there are beetles that raise their offspring on elephant dung. The praying mantis sometimes eats its own mate. Insects are both our friends and our foes. Featuring lively text and amazing photographs, this book entertains and educates the reader with a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the most numerous animals on earth.