A Guide To The Dragonflies & Damselflies of South Africa

Covering the 164 species of dragonfly and damselfly found in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland

Warwick Tarboton, Michèle Tarboton

A fully revised edition featuring all 164 species known to occur in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, grouped according to family (six dragonfly and six damselfly families). The species entries feature scans of live insects (close-up and side-view) and photographs of specimens in their natural environment, showing key behaviours, and annotated t
Date Published :
November 2019
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Language:
English
Illustration :
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Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781775847007
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.44 X 6.61 inches
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Overview
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In this fully revised edition of A Guide to Dragonflies & Damselflies of South Africa, all 164 species known to occur in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland are described and illustrated, grouped according to family (six dragonfly and six damselfly families). The species entries feature scans of live insects (close-up and side-view images) and photographs of specimens in their natural environment and showing key behaviors. Detailed descriptions focus on size, identifying features and occurrence. An introductory chapter unpacks the life cycle, behavior, biology and breeding of this fascinating group of insects.

Presented in a classic field guide format, this revised edition now also features:
• Expanded annotations to all illustrations, highlighting diagnostic features to
ensure accurate identification
• New distribution maps
• Additional color plates and photographs

Beautifully presented, informative and authoritative, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in South Africa’s insect life, and to nature lovers in general.

About The Author
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Warwick Tarboton is a recognised ornithologist who has produced a number of well-received books, and has been awarded the Gill Memorial Medal for services to ornithology.

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