Field Guide to Insects of South Africa

The most complete guide to South African insects

Charles Griffiths, Mike Picker, Alan Weaving

Now comprehensively updated and expanded to feature over 1,500 species and insect groups in South Africa - the most common, most economically and ecologically important, interesting and attractive insects in the region. It features vivid photographs, detailed accounts covering identification, biology, distribution and related species, a helpful int
Date Published :
September 2019
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Language:
English
Series :
Struik Nature Field Guides
Illustration :
2000
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781775845843
Pages : 528
Dimensions : 8.26 X 5.82 inches
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Overview
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This trusted best-seller has been comprehensively updated and expanded to feature accounts of over 1,500 species and insect groups. Included are the most common, most economically and ecologically important, interesting and attractive insects in the region.

It features:
• vivid photographs
• easy-to-read text
• detailed accounts covering identification, biology, distribution and related species
• a helpful introduction detailing the significance, life history, collection and photography of insects, and
• quick reference guides on the inside covers to facilitate identification.

Entomologists both amateur and professional, students, gardeners, farmers, tourists and anyone with an interest in the natural world will appreciate this illuminating and invaluable guide.

About The Author
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Another contributor is Charles Griffiths, also of the Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, where his focus is primarily marine invasive species and marine biodiversity and taxonomy, as well as general rocky shore ecology.

Mike Picker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cape Town. His research on the insects of our arid regions has resulted in 130 publications and four guide books. He has a very broad knowledge of the natural history and ecology of the rich South African insect fauna.

Alan Weaving is a retired entomologist with a particular interest in wasps and has published two books on the insect diversity of southern Africa.

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