Charmaine Uys completed her MSc in Zoology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and is currently studying for her PhD at the University of Cape Town, with a focus on the diversity and conservation of insects and other invertebrates. Sally MacLarty, with a BA (Fine Arts) from Wits University, has worked as a freelance illustrator for the past 20 years, specializing in natural history and education. She has contributed artwork to more than 120 publications.