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Butterflies of the Cape Peninsula

Butterflies of the Cape Peninsula

Butterflies of the Cape Peninsula is a comprehensive field guide to all the butterflies of South Africa, with over 280 individual photographs.
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Book title: Butterflies of the Cape Peninsula
Author: A.J.M. Claassens
Publisher: Tafelberg Publishers
Cape Town, South Africa 2000
ISBN-10: 0-624-038955
ISBN-13: 9780624038955
Softcover, 15x21 cm, 72 pages, 280 photographs and illustrations


Description:

More than 650 species of butterfly are known to occur in South Africa. In the Cape Peninsula, 67 species and subspecies occur, as well as three occasional migrants from the eastern regions. Considering that the Cape Peninsula covers less than 420 square kilometres, this area is relatively rich in butterfly fauna.

Butterflies of the Cape Peninsula is an informative, beautifully illustrated guide designed to be of use to the layman with a general interest in the regions fauna. The uppersides and undersides of all the Peninsula’s species are depicted in full colour, and interesting and relevant information is offered regarding size, distribution, flight period, larval food, ant associations, and the early stages of each butterfly.


Content: Butterflies of the Cape Peninsula

Introduction
Map of the Cape Peninsula
Butterfly families represented in the Cape Peninsula

MONARCHS (Danaines)
BROWNS (Satyrines)
ACRAEAS (Acraeines)
NYMPHS (Nymphalines)
BLUES AND COPPERS (Lyeaenids)
WHITES AND YELLOWS (Pierids)
SWALLOWTAILS (Papilionids)
SKIPPERS (Hesperids)
OCCASIONAL MIGRANTS

Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Index to common English and Afrikaans names, and scientific names


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