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The Wildlife of Southern Africa -field guide

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The Wildlife of Southern Africa -field guide

The Wildlife of Southern Africa A field guide to the animals and plants of the region by Vincent Carruthers I really like this field guide because it has mammals, birds, insects, frogs, reptiles, birds, wild flowers, trees and grasses of Southern Africa all in one book. Easy to take with you on holiday.

ISBN 1-86872-451-4

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Yes that is the book I found the hippo fly in.  Very colorful.  Good description of each insect and beautiful photos. 

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Do you have the book Ann? It is truely a very good book about insects. It is the second book posted on this forum, you can look here

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This sounds like a good book.  I will look for it the next time I am in the book store.  Another good book for insect lovers is Field Guide to Insects of Southern Africa by Mike Picker, Charles Griffiths, & Alan Weaving.  The book was updated in 2004 and is all color photos of the insects.  The mysterious hippo fly that was seen on the Nkorho cam tree is pictured in the book.  Tabanus Biguttatus is the scientific name and it is a very large horsefly.  I complement the zoomie the day it was found on the tree.  The photo posted by Ms Charlie and Kids is actually a better one than in the book and is an exact match.  The book gives a good description of it and all the other insects in the book.

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This was also one of my first fieldguides. It is very good for someone who wants a book with just about everything in it. It is compact and the drawings are very well done.

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