Author: Edmund Selous (1857 – 1934) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Selous
Publication year: 1906
Would be a nice addition the "the Romance of" series.THE letterp-ess consists of a series of extracts, derived from a variety of sources, relating to ants, termites, locusts, butterflies, water-insects, fireflies, scorpions, &c., connected together by general observations on all kinds of subjects. Occasionally the compiler's remarks on the senses of insects or on mimicry are worthy of notice, but they are frequently in bad taste and often inaccurate, which is not surprising, as we are constantly told that he is only quoting his data second-hand, and has not seen the original records. [Nature 73, 172 (1905)]
There is another book on insect life, which could also be a fun project. But a simple google search did not reveal any details about the author.
Romance of the Insect World
Author: L. N. Badenoch
Link: https://archive.org/details/romanceofinsectw00bade (1893)
THIS is a pleasantly written little book, which contains much interesting information on insect life and habit. The metamorphoses of insects, their food, hermit homes, social homes, defences and protection through adaptation are successively considered. Although there is not much evidence of individual observation, the author has been careful in his selection of authorities. The book is intentionally descriptive rather than explanatory, and, since the descriptions are picturesque without inaccuracy, may be safely recommended to those who seek for information in one of the most fascinating departments of natural history. [Nature 49, 314 (1894)]