POCKET GUIDE: Butterflies of East Africa
DINO J. MARTINS & STEVE COLLINS
ISBN: 978 1 77584 242 2
Price: KES 1500
Butterflies are among the most familiar and popular of all the insects, and butterfly watching makes an absorbing hobby.
This handy, compact guide serves as an introduction to East Africa’s amazing butterfly diversity. It introduces 246 of the more common, spectacular and interesting species found in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
Each species account features:
• concise text describing key identification features, habits, habitat and larval food plants
• full-colour photographs
• distribution maps showing each butterfly’s range.
This handy guide should prove invaluable to beginners and more experienced butterfly enthusiasts alike.
Dr Dino J. Martins an entomologist and evolutionary biologist, is widely known as East Africa’s ‘Dudu Man’ (Dudu is the Swahili word for insect). Dr Martins holds a PhD in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University. A prolific writer, he has published numerous articles in scientific, natural history and environmental publications. He is currently Chair of the Insect Committee of Nature Kenya, and The East Africa Natural History Society and is winner of the 2015 Whitley Gold Award for conservation.
Steve Collins is a biologist who has worked in or visited over 50 African countries and the surrounding islands. In 1996, he founded the African Butterfly Research Institute (ABRI), which houses the most comprehensive collection of African butterflies. He has authored over 100 scientific papers on African butterflies, their life histories, biology and ecology, and has written several books on the subject.