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Butterflies of Southern Africa: A Field Guide

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

By: M Williams

302 pages, 32 col plates

Southern Book Publishers

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #37639 | ISBN: 1868125165
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Photographic field guide covering c.300 species, arranged according to colour and size on the plates. The text describes identifying characteristics, habitat and distribution, behaviour, and flight patterns.


Part 1: basic butterfly biology; observing butterflies in nature; identifying butterflies in the field; how to use this guide; common South African butterflies. Part 2: the papilionids (family Papilionidae); the pierids (family Pierdae); the nymphalids (family Nymphalinae); the nymphalines (subfamily Nymphalinae); the charaxines (subfamily Charaxinae); the acraeines (subfamily Acraeinae); the satyrines (subfamily Satyrinae; the danaines (subfamily Danainae); the libytheines (subfamily libytheinae); the lycaenids (family Lycaenidae); the lipenines (subfamily Lipeninae); the miletines (subfamily Miletinae); the theclines (subfamily Theclinae); the lycaenines (subfamily Lycaeninae); the polyommatines (subfamily Polyommotinae); the hesperids (family Hersperiidae). Part 3: checklists; genera and families of larval foodplants. Index of scientific names. Index to Afikaans scientific names. Index to English scientific names.

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