The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Pocket Guide - Insects of South Africa

Cover of Insects of South Africa

Authors: Mike Picker and Charles Griffiths

Number of pages: 152

Year published: 2015

Edition: 1st

Published by: Struik Nature

Softcover

ISBN: 978 1 77584 195 1

The Wildebeest's Review of "Insects of South Africa" by Picker and Griffiths

The Wildebeest reviewing a book

This Wildebeest has a busy schedule but he will get round to reviewing this publication one day.

Some of the subjects in this publication

Springtails - Page: 12
Diplurans - Page: 12
Bristletails - Page: 13
Silverfish / Fishmoths - Page: 13
Mayflies - Page: 14
Glistening Demoiselle - Page: 16
Dragonflies - Page: 16
Damselflies - Page: 16
Dancing Jewel - Page: 16
White Malachite - Page: 17
Common Threadtail - Page: 17
Common Citril - Page: 17
Common Tigertail - Page: 18
Swamp Bluet - Page: 18
Goldtail - Page: 18
Tropical Bluetail - Page: 18
Red-veined Dropwing - Page: 19
Blue Emperor - Page: 19
Friendly Hawker - Page: 19
Yellow-veined Widow - Page: 20
Wandering Glider - Page: 20
Little Scarlet - Page: 20
Navy Dropwing - Page: 20
American Cockroach - Page: 21
Cockroaches - Page: 21
Red-headed Cockroach - Page: 21
German Cockroach - Page: 22
Cape Zebra Cockroach - Page: 22
Table Mountain Leaproach - Page: 22
Banded Cockroach - Page: 23
Cape Mountain Cockroach - Page: 23
Termites - Page: 24
Southern Harvester Termite - Page: 24
Northern Harvester Termite - Page: 24
Common Fungus-growing Termite - Page: 25
Large Fungus-growing Termite - Page: 25
Mantids - Page: 26
Black-mound Termite - Page: 26
Leaf Mantid - Page: 26
Eyed-Flower Mantid - Page: 27
Common Green Mantid - Page: 27
Flower Mantid - Page: 27
Marbled Mantid - Page: 28
Grass Mantid - Page: 28
Large Green Mantid - Page: 29
Stick Mantid - Page: 29
Earwigs - Page: 30
Striped Earwig - Page: 30
Ring-legged Earwig - Page: 30
Stoneflies - Page: 31
Crickets - Page: 32
Katydids / Bush Crickets / Long-horned Grasshoppers - Page: 32
Grasshoppers - Page: 32
Locusts / Short-horned Grasshoppers - Page: 32
Parktown Prawn - Page: 33
Sia pallidus - Page: 33
Speleiacris tabulae - Page: 34
Green Corn Cricket (see 15647) - Page: 34
Grey Corn Cricket - Page: 34
Winged Predatory Katydid - Page: 35
Large Leaf Katydid - Page: 35
Common Garden Cricket - Page: 36
Bark Katydid - Page: 36
Bladder Grasshopper - Page: 38
Elegant Grasshopper - Page: 39
Green Milkweed Locust - Page: 39
Koppie Foam Grasshopper - Page: 39
Garden Locust - Page: 40
Common Stick Grasshopper - Page: 40
Brown Locust - Page: 40
Common Redleg Grasshopper - Page: 41
Desert Locust - Page: 41
Saunders Webspinner - Page: 42
Blue Wing - Page: 42
Fynbos Heelwalker - Page: 43
Green Heelwalker - Page: 43
Namaqualand Heelwalker - Page: 43
Stick Insects - Page: 44
Giant Stick Insect - Page: 44
Grass Stick Insect - Page: 44
Thunbergs Stick Insect - Page: 44
Harprzoneura multifurcata - Page: 45
Liposcelis bostrychophila - Page: 45
Booklice / Psocids - Page: 45
Pediculis humanus capitis - Page: 46
Crab Louse - Page: 46
Lice - Page: 46
Sycamore Tree Lacebug - Page: 47
Cosmopolitan Bed Bug - Page: 47
Milkweed Bug - Page: 49
Holopterna alata - Page: 49
Mirperus jaculus - Page: 49
Rainbow Shield Bug - Page: 50
Geocnemis plagiata - Page: 50
Libyaspis wahlbergi - Page: 50
Encosternum delegorguei - Page: 50
Green Vegetable Bug - Page: 51
Valleriola moesta - Page: 51
Mesovelia vittigera - Page: 52
Pond Skater - Page: 52
Ochterus caffer - Page: 53
Nerthra grandicollis - Page: 53
Esakiella hutchinsoni - Page: 54
Lala Palm Snout Bug - Page: 55
Inxwala modesta - Page: 55
Perkinsiella saccharicida - Page: 56
Cryptoflata unipunctata - Page: 57
Paropioxys jacundus - Page: 57
Numicia insignis - Page: 57
Mulvia albizona - Page: 57
Cicadas / Christmas Singers - Page: 58
Treehoppers - Page: 58
Red-spotted Spittle Bug - Page: 58
Rain-tree Bug - Page: 58
Spittle Bugs - Page: 58
Aphids / Plant lice / Green flies - Page: 59
Plant Lice (Aphids) - Page: 59
Blue-striped Leafhopper - Page: 59
Mopane Psyllid - Page: 59
Oleander Aphid - Page: 59
Leafhoppers - Page: 59
Citrus Psylla - Page: 59
Aleurothrixus floccosus - Page: 60
Scale Insects - Page: 60
Ceroplastes destructor - Page: 60
Dactylopius opuntiae - Page: 60
Separaspis capensis - Page: 60
Thrips - Page: 61
Thrips tabaci - Page: 61
Alderfly - Page: 62
Alderflies (see 12523) - Page: 62
Cape Dobson Fly - Page: 62
Dobson Flies (see 12514) - Page: 62
Antlions - Page: 63
Lacewings - Page: 63
Threadwing Lacewing - Page: 64
Rock Spoonwing Lacewing - Page: 64
Gregarius Antlion - Page: 65
Mottled Veld Antlion - Page: 65
Cupes capensis - Page: 66
Owlflies - Page: 66
Blotched Long-horn Antlion - Page: 66
Mottled Silky Lacewing - Page: 66
Tyrant Ground Beetle - Page: 67
Burrowing Ground Beetle - Page: 67
Two-spotted Ground Beetle (see 15764) - Page: 67
Three-lined Velvet Ground Beetle - Page: 67
Tiger Beetles - Page: 68
Cerapterus curtisi - Page: 68
Emerald Tiger Beetle - Page: 68
Common Tiger Beetle - Page: 68
Yellow-edge Water Beetle - Page: 68
Carrion Beetle - Page: 69
Stag Beetles - Page: 70
Meridiobolbus faustus - Page: 70
Omorgus asperulatus - Page: 70
Garden Fruit Chafer - Page: 71
Green Protea Beetle - Page: 71
White-spotted Fruit Chafer - Page: 71
Large Barred Monkey Beetle - Page: 72
Blue Monkey Beetle - Page: 72
Rose Chafer - Page: 72
Marbled Fruit Chafer - Page: 72
Rhinoceros Beetle - Page: 73
African Black Beetle - Page: 73
Bronze Dung Beetle - Page: 73
Green Dung Beetle - Page: 73
Three-horned Dung Beetle - Page: 74
Flattened Giant Dung Beetle - Page: 74
Glittering Jewel Beetle - Page: 75
Giant Acacia Click Beetle - Page: 75
Giant Jewel Beetle - Page: 75
Net-winged Beetles - Page: 76
Apate femoralis - Page: 76
Dermestes maculatus (see 15819) - Page: 76
Fireflies / Glow worms - Page: 76
Tailed Net-winged Beetle - Page: 76
Atractocerus brevicornis - Page: 77
Velvet Ant Clerid - Page: 77
Spotted Maize Beetle - Page: 77
Lunate Ladybird - Page: 78
Ladybird Beetles - Page: 78
Potato Ladybird - Page: 78
Spotted Amber Ladybird - Page: 78
Black-ringed Ladybird - Page: 78
Striped Toktokkie - Page: 79
Darkling Beetles / Toktokkies - Page: 79
Frantic Tortoise Beetle - Page: 79
Spindle Toktokkie - Page: 79
Streaked Ground Beetle - Page: 80
Dusty Maize Beetle - Page: 80
Yellow Mealworm - Page: 81
Formicomus caeruleus - Page: 81
Metallic Tree Darkling Beetle - Page: 81
CMR Bean Beetle - Page: 82
Blister Beetles / Oil Beetles / CMR Beetles - Page: 82
Oil Beetle - Page: 82
Red-banded Blister Beetle - Page: 82
Pondo-pondo Longhorn - Page: 83
Carpenter Bee Blister Beetle - Page: 83
Phoracantha semipunctata - Page: 83
Common Metallic Longhorn - Page: 84
Leaf Beetles - Page: 84
Tobacco Slug - Page: 84
Giant Longhorn - Page: 84
Dune Tortoise Beetle - Page: 85
Spotted Tortoise Beetle - Page: 85
Long-legged Fungus Weevil - Page: 86
Neltumius arizonensis - Page: 86
Hose-nose Cycad Weevil - Page: 86
Red-spotted Lily Weevil - Page: 87
Maize Weevil - Page: 87
Weevils - Page: 87
Prong-tailed Weevil - Page: 87
Hangingflies - Page: 88
Twisted-winged Parasites - Page: 88
Crane Flies / Leatherjackets - Page: 89
Bathroom Moth Fly - Page: 89
Flies - Page: 89
Mosquitoes - Page: 90
Bloodworm - Page: 90
Plecia ruficollis - Page: 91
Acacia Gallfly - Page: 92
Window-waisted Fly - Page: 92
Horse Flies - Page: 93
Wormlion Fly - Page: 93
Trichacantha atrunupta - Page: 93
Robber Flies - Page: 94
Needle-nose Fly - Page: 94
Bristly Robber Fly - Page: 94
Bee Flies - Page: 95
Psilodera fasciata - Page: 95
White-tipped Bee Fly - Page: 95
Condylostylus - Page: 96
Golden Bee Fly - Page: 96
Common Coffin Fly - Page: 96
Conops zonatus - Page: 97
Drone Fly - Page: 97
Mimegralla fuelleborni - Page: 98
Red-headed Fly - Page: 98
Natal Fruit Fly - Page: 98
Suilla picta - Page: 100
Piophila casei - Page: 101
Scathophaga stercoraria - Page: 101
House Fly - Page: 102
Kendrew - Page: 103
Pencillidia fulvida - Page: 103
Copper-tailed Blow Fly - Page: 103
Greenbottle Fly - Page: 103
Sarcophaga pachtyli - Page: 104
Cat Flea - Page: 105
Fleas - Page: 105
Sticktight Flea - Page: 105
Caddisflies - Page: 106
Sand Flea - Page: 106
Butterflies - Page: 107
Moths - Page: 107
Chimarra ambulans - Page: 107
Hydrosalpinx sericea - Page: 107
Venus leto - Page: 107
Codling Moth - Page: 108
Leopard Goat - Page: 108
Dusted Longhorn - Page: 108
Wattle Bagworm - Page: 109
Case-bearing Clothes Moth - Page: 109
Eretmocera syleuta - Page: 109
Speckled Ermine - Page: 110
Schiffermuelleria pedicata - Page: 110
Grassland Moth - Page: 110
Tricolored Tiger - Page: 111
Crimson-speckled Footman - Page: 111
Powdered Gypsy Moth - Page: 112
Heady Maiden - Page: 112
Specious Tiger Moth - Page: 112
Yellow-sleeved Maiden - Page: 112
Bar Maiden - Page: 113
Diamond-backed Moth - Page: 113
White Pearl - Page: 114
Eldana Borer - Page: 114
Orange Plume Moth - Page: 115
Oblique Peacock - Page: 115
Many-plume Moth - Page: 115
Red-lined Emerald - Page: 116
Leopard Magpie - Page: 116
Emperor Moths - Page: 117
Gold-marbled Emperor - Page: 117
Zigzag Emperor - Page: 117
Mopane Moth (see 20539) - Page: 118
Cape Lappet Moth - Page: 118
King Monkey - Page: 118
Mimosa Moon Moth - Page: 118
Hawk Moths / Sphinx Moths - Page: 119
Deaths-head Hawkmoth - Page: 119
Silver-striped Hawk Moth - Page: 119
African Hummingbird Hawk Moth - Page: 119
Reticulate Bagnet - Page: 120
Oriental Bee Hawk - Page: 120
Imitating Bufftip - Page: 120
Tomato Moth - Page: 121
Golden Plusia - Page: 121
Trimens False Tiger - Page: 121
Peach Moth (see 20432) - Page: 122
Cotton Bollworm - Page: 122
Sundowner Moth - Page: 122
Cream-striped Owl - Page: 122
Two-pip Policeman - Page: 123
Friar - Page: 123
Dusky Telchinia - Page: 124
African Plain Tiger - Page: 124
Garden Acraea - Page: 124
Rainforest Dull Brown - Page: 125
Table Mountain Beauty - Page: 125
Common Evening Brown - Page: 125
Scarlet Tip - Page: 126
Mocker Swallowtail - Page: 126
Citrus Swallowtail - Page: 126
Pioneer Caper White - Page: 127
Garden Inspector - Page: 127
Southern Meadow White - Page: 127
Common Diadem - Page: 127
Painted Lady - Page: 128
Thysbe Opal - Page: 128
Foxy Charaxes - Page: 128
Ants / Sawflies / Wasps / Bees - Page: 129
Steel-blue Ciliate Blue - Page: 129
Pear Slug - Page: 129
Sawflies - Page: 129
Sirex Woodwasp - Page: 130
Chrysis concinna - Page: 132
Brachymeria kassalensis - Page: 132
Acacia Gall Wasp - Page: 132
Mutilla astarte - Page: 133
Scolia wahlbergi - Page: 133
Potter Wasps - Page: 134
Paper Wasps - Page: 134
Tachypompilus ignitis - Page: 134
Orange-tipped Potter Wasp - Page: 134
Mud Dauber Wasp - Page: 135
Brown Membrane Bee - Page: 136
Carpenter Bees - Page: 137
Honey Bee - Page: 137
Honey Bees - Page: 137
Megachile combusta - Page: 137
Carpenter Bee - Page: 137
Ants / Sawflies / Wasps / Bees - Page: 138
Harvester Ant - Page: 138
Red Driver Ant - Page: 138
Argentine Ant - Page: 139
Fire Ant - Page: 139
Black Cocktail Ant - Page: 139
Pugnacious Ant - Page: 140
Bal-byter Sugar Ant - Page: 140
Black Sugar Ant - Page: 140
Spotted Sugar Ant - Page: 140

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