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By means of a clear text and full-colour illustrations, this pocket guide examines our commonly seen insects, and details their life cycles, habits and habitats. The world of insects is stunning in its diversity - more than 100,000 species occur in Southern Africa alone. The examples described in this guide are species from the most commonly seen groups. The illustrations and text will promote a greater awareness and understanding of the smaller "game", the insects that share our world.
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Dr CLARKE SCHOLTZ is Professor of Entomology in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria. His research interests have mainly focused on the systematics, biology and conservation of dung beetles and their relatives. He manages a group of about 10 dung beetle researchers, including post-graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research fellows.Review:
Southern Africa has a particularly rich and varied insect fauna, consisting of 26 orders, 579 families and about 80,000 species (currently recorded). This wealth of information on the systematics and biology of southern African insect groups has not been comprehensively treated before and is here condensed by 48 contributors, each of whom is an authority on a particular group. A work of this nature requires a balance between scientific accuracy and utility so that the information will be easily accessible and comprehensible to professional and amateur entomologists alike. In this work, the scientist will find enough general information to lead him or her to more detailed works while the amateur entomologist will find sufficient explanation in the text, color plates, and a glossary. IAN'S RECOMMENDATION: For those with a technical interest in the insects of the region. (Ian Paulsen, BirdBooker Report, Guardian newspaper)
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Book Description Struik Publishers, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111868258319
Book Description Struik Publishers, 1995. Condition: New. Elbie de Meillon (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1868258319