This is an updated and revised edition of the largest, most authoritative field guide to the insect fauna of South Africa, with detailed descriptions and images of some 1,500 of the most common, most economically and ecologically important, and most interesting and attractive insects in the region.
The easy-to-read text is matched with superb photography. Each account covers identification, biology, distribution and related species, and is accompanied by one or more colour photos of the species or family.
Many of the species described occur widely in the rest of Africa and further afield,
making the book useful to professional and amateur entomologists world-wide, as well as to students, nature conservation officers, game rangers, gardeners, farmers, tourists and anyone with an interest in natural history.