Cicadas of Southern Africa
Published: August 2021
This guide describes the diversity of insects that are well known for their schrill song on hot summer days, but which are so skilfully concealed, that they are often only seen when disturbed, or after a careful and surreptitious search. The book is intended to be an identification aid to all those admirable specialists and dedicated amateur workers and volunteers in museums, those active in conservation, ecological impact studies, databasing and other vital biodiversity and environmental studies. It could also be of assistance to teachers and lecturers in natural sciences, and the guides in our diverse national parks, nature reserves, botanical gardens and other conservation areas. All known species are listed with images, distribution maps, notes on their taxonomy, their distinguishing characters and appearance, and interesting or anecdotal field notes.