Accomplished authors, Warwick & Michele Tarboton have self-published two successful books about dragonflies and have spent many years in the field studying and photographing their subject, making them well qualified to produce this guide. Warwick Tarboton is also a recognized ornithologist, author of several acclaimed books, and recipient of the Gill Memorial Medal for services to ornithology.

  • Guide to Dragonflies & Damselflies Southern Africa (NE)

    In this fully revised edition of A Guide to Dragonflies & Damselflies of South Africa, all164 species known to occur in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland are described and illustrated, grouped according to family (six dragonfl y and six damselfl y families). The species entries feature scans of live insects (close-up and side-view images) and photographs of specimens in their natural environment and showing key behaviours. Detailed descriptions focus on size, identifying features and occurrence. An introductory chapter unpacks the life cycle, behaviour, biology and breeding of this fascinating group of insects. Presented in a classic field guide format, this revised edition now also features:

    Expanded annotations to all illustrations, highlighting diagnostic features to ensure accurate identifi cation
    New distribution maps
    Additional colour plates and photographs

    Beautifully presented, informative and authoritative, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in South Africa’s insect life, and to nature lovers in general.