A Guide to the Dragonflies & Damselflies of South Africa

Warwick Tarboton

A new field guide to all 162 dragonflies and damselflies of South Africa, comprising a detailed introduction and species entries with color photographs from scans of actual insects.
Date Published :
September 2015
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
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This field guide to all the dragonflies and damselflies of South Africa – a total of 162 species – addresses a growing area of interest and fills the gap left by two previous books on the topic, now both out of print. A detailed introduction covers behavior, life cycles, biology and breeding; and the species entries focus on identification and distribution, with all species photographed from scans of actual insects, beautifully presented in full color. Comprehensive and fully up to date, this extraordinary study of dragonflies and damselflies of the region will be snapped up by anyone with an interest in the insect life of the region.

About The Author

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.


"A MUST have for those with an interest in the Odonata of the region!"

- The Birdbooker Report

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