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Eco-friendly gardening is fast catching on. Butterflies are visible signs of a healthy garden, and, with their whimsical flight patterns and glorious colours, they are among the most alluring of our aerial visitors.
Insects have a greater impact on human lives and livelihoods than any other group of organisms. This guide will help you to identify insects that are frequently encountered, very striking or ecologically important in the region.
This title provides sharp insight into the complex, often mysterious and always fascinating world of spiders.
This field guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of South Africa covers all species known to occur in the region. A detailed introduction covers behaviour, life cycles, biology and breeding; and the species entries focus on identification and distribution.
Sasol First Field Guide to Insects of Southern Africa provides fascinating insight into the insects of the region. Full-colour photographs , distribution maps and easy-to-read text will help the budding naturalist to identify the more common insect groups that occur in southern Africa.
Pocket Guide: Insects of South Africa covers both common and interesting insects from South Africa, making it possible to identify a wide range of local species. Some 260 insects are featured, many of which we may have spotted in our houses and gardens.
Fully revised and updated, FilmerÆs spiders: an identification guide to Southern Africa features all 63 families of spider that occur in this region. A fresh layout, full-colour photographs throughout û many of them new û and diagrams of diagnostic features make this a quick and easy guide for use in the field.
Butterflies are among the most familiar and popular of all the insects, and butterfly watching makes an absorbing hobby. This handy, compact guide serves as an introduction to East AfricaÆs amazing butterfly diversity. It introduces 246 of the more common, spectacular and interesting species found in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
Watching and ætickingÆ butterflies is a rewarding hobby and one that is gaining popularity in South Africa. This handy pocket guide details more than 250 of the regionÆs 670 species, from the tiniest blues and coppers to enormous swallowtails and emperors.
This guide will be of value to entomologists, both amateur and professional, as well as to students, nature conservation officers, game rangers, gardeners, farmers, tourists and anyone with an interest in natural history.
Designed for quick and easy use in the field, Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa features all of South Africa's more than 660 butterfly species.
The First field guide series of natural history guides has been developed in the hope that young people and anyone with a budding interest in natural history will take up the challenge to learn the secrets of southern Africa's fascinating fauna and flora.