444 pages, 1200 colour photos, maps
The most comprehensive guide to the insect fauna of South Africa available. Copiously illustrated with over 1200 full colour photographs, this field guide draws not only on the vast knowledge of the authors but also on that of numerous specialists on the various insect groups. Accompanying notes are given on the biology, identification, and distribution of each species.
Featuring full-color photography of over 1,200 insect species, Field Guide To Insects Of South Africa is a comprehensive guide to insect fauna of South Africa, now in an updated 2004 edition. Senior Zoology Lecturer Mike Picker, Associate Zoology Professor Charles Griffiths, and retired entomologist Alan Weaving combine their knowledge and expertise in this guide that offers extensive identification details, maps of regional habitats, and basic biology information allowing for quick and simple field identification of insect species. An index of scientific names, and an introduction to insect hunting and classification round out this easy-to-use guide for amateur nature lovers and professional zoologists alike. -- Midwest Book Review
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Dr Mike Picker (a lecturer in the Zoology Department, UCT), Alan Weaving (a retired entomologist) and Professor Charles Griffiths (head of the Zoology Department, UCT) have published well over a hundred scientific papers on insect and marine life, a number of popular articles and natural history photographs and several books, including the best-selling A Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa (Griffiths, Branch and Beckley) and Weaving's Southern African Insects and their World (Struik 2000).