FIELD GUIDE TO BUTTERFLIES of South Africa (Second Edition)

Jun 18, 2020 | Book Reviews, Nature & Conservation | 0 comments

by Steve Woodhall.

The definitive field guide to South African butterflies.

This excellent new edition of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa is the only guide to cover all 671 butterfly species that occur in South Africa.

Fully revised and expanded, it includes notes on size, identification, habitat, flight periods and larval food sources, as well as notes on mimicry.  Right at the beginning of the book is a simply explained section on how to use the guide, abbreviations used, and – most importantly – what is a butterfly?

Information is included on South Africa’s biomes – the type of climate, dominant plants and animls for a region – distribution and conservation, photos of larva and eggs, quick reference to groups and sub families With clear maps alongside each of the more than 2,000 superb full colour photographs of butterflies with wings open and closed, including if male and female are different, as well as underside and upper side,

Steve Woodhall has produced a magnificent guide – one that is an invaluable resource for any naturalist or layman. 


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