Designed for easy identification in the field, Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa features all of South Africa’s more than 660 butterfly species. Species entries provide details of identification plus a brief account of habits, flight periods, broods, typical habitat, distribution and larval food source. Full-colour photographs of male and female forms – where they differ – and of upper- and undersides (wherever possible) occur on pages facing the species entries, and a simple numbering system between text and images ensures clarity and ease of use. The detailed introductory section discusses butterfly biology, taxonomy, classification and naming, anatomy and behaviour. Features of the guide are: Colour photographs, mostly of live specimens taken in their habitat Quick reference to butterfly groups on the inside front cover Colour-coding at subfamily level Distribution maps for all species entries.
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