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Insectopedia / Insektopedie

Event Date 
22 March 2017
Milkplum Cafe, Pretoria National Botanical Gardens,Pretoria


Penguin Random House SA and Struik Nature invite you to the launch of Insectopedia  / Insektopedie :

  • Date: 22 March 2017
  • Time: 10:30 for 11:00
  • Venue: Milkplum Cafe, Pretoria National Botanical Gardens,Pretoria
  • Address: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, 2 Cussonia Avenue, Brummeria, Pretoria
  • RSVP: by 17 March 2017 to Nyiko Mthembi at or 011 327 3550

About the book:

Insectopedia  uncovers the fascinating and infinitely varied world of insects. It explores their intriguing behaviour and biology – from mating and breeding, metamorphosis and movement to sight, smell, hearing and their adaptations to heat and cold. A chapter on superorganisms probes the curious phenomenon of social communities among insects; another covers the critical role that these creatures play in maintaining the fragile balance of life on our planet. The book concludes with a 60-page illustrated field guide, describing most insect orders and their main families. Previously published as Insectlopedia of Southern Africa, this fully revised and redesigned edition includes up-to-date information throughout, an expanded ID section, and several hundred new photographs.