Ivor Migdoll's Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa
For this guide the author has selected from his own collection more than 620 full-colour photographs to illustrate the distinguishing features of 232 of the more commonly encountered species. These include shots of larvae, pupae and larval food-plants as well as of the adult butterflies, male and female. In the compilation of the text, the assistance of a number of experts has been sought. A map, giving the presumed distribution range of the particular butterfly in Southern Africa accompanies each species account and, where known, the larval food-plants are listed. English, Afrikaans and scientific names are provided. The guide also includes an extensive introductory section on butterfly anatomy, life history, strategies and nomenclature, as well as an ABC of butterfly collecting, captive breeding and the care of collections. There is a strong conservation message.
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