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Books by Steve Woodhall PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Woodhall   
Saturday, 12 September 2015 13:43

Steve Woodhall's Butterfly books

All of these books are (or should be) available from any good bookshop. If they are not, click on the heading links to go to Struik's page for each book, so you can order one from them. We can also arrange signed copies, either via courier or collection. Please send a mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to enquire. And, they are all available as e-books - see below.

Gardening for Butterflies

This book is aimed at the gardener who wants to know more about butterflies and moths (or 'buttermoths', as the order Lepidoptera is becoming known). It covers 95 of the most-often seen species in a suburban South African garden, with as much information on the early stages and host plants as is available. Steve's co-author Lindsay Gray, the well-known garden design expert, tells how to design a garden aimed at attracting buttermoths. A wide range of plants is depicted, both as host plants for larvae and nectar plants to attract adults. Examples of buttermoth-friendly gardens from different parts of South Africa are covered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pocket Guide to Butterflies

Ever been out in the bush and saw a butterfly you'd like to identify, but you don't want the bulk of a Field Guide in your backpack? Well this is the book for you. We've covered all types of butterfly, except those that look confusingly similar. You'll be able to identify most to the species level, except for the 'little blue/brown/copper jobs' - of those, we have put in examples so you can identify as far as the genus. To go further requires the Field Guide, but by the time you've got interested enough to want to know about them, you will consider the extra weight worth while (or take a photo for later ID at leisure...)

Pocket Guide cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's That Butterfly?

This is aimed at the starter, who is just starting out and does not know their Swallowtails from their Blues. The butterflies are divided into groups, and scientific names are avoided. Examples of early stages (eggs, larvae and pupae) are covered for each group, for those who want to know more about their biology or may have found a caterpillar and want to know what it will become.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa

This was Steve's first book for Struik Nature and remains the only comprehensive field guide to South African butterflies. Many of the species covered are found further north in East Africa, so it is popular with people visiting countries as far north as Kenya and Uganda. It covers all the 'difficult' small brown, blue or copper butterflies found in South Africa's unique grasslands, karoo and fynbos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015 14:42
 
Ordering prints of Steve's photos PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Woodhall   
Sunday, 10 March 2013 21:08

I am aware that PictureBox's site does not allow you to purchase a print bigger than A4 or B4.

Also, I have many more photos than are covered in their site, so I will be showing them in my galleries as I am able to upload them.

In the meantime if you want to buy a bigger enlargement than A4, please let me know, I'll arrange a quote and get them to increase the size available. Just drop me a line at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and let me know which image you want to buy.

All the best

Steve

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015 12:20
 
Gallery - Hesperiidae PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Woodhall   
Sunday, 12 June 2011 09:12

Male Bicolored Skipper Abantis bicolor, Ongoye Forest, Zululand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pale Ranger Kedestes callicles, Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, Zululand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female Fulvous Ranger Kedestes mohozutsa, Kokstad, Eastern Cape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female Mrs Raven's Flat, Kobelana kobela, Greytown, KZN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male One-pip Policeman, Pyrrhiades anchises, Klaserie Nature Reserve, Limpopo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buff-tipped Skipper, Netrobalane canopus, Port St Johns, Eastern Cape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large Flat Celaenorrhinus mokeezi mokeezi, Nkandla Forest, Zululand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015 23:33
 
Gallery - Pieridae PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Woodhall   
Sunday, 12 June 2011 09:08

African Migrant Catopsilia florella on Kleinia fulgens in my butterfly garden in Gillitts, KZN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male Coast Purple Tip, Colotis erone, Westville, Durban, KZN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

European Wood White Leptidea sinapis, Salcey Forest, Buckinghamshire, UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

African Wood White Leptosia alcesta inalcesta, Shongweni Dam, Durban, KZN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male Twin Dotted Border Mylothris rueppellii haemus, Dalton, KZN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female Large Vagrant, Nepheronia argia variegata, Karkloof, KZN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 September 2015 12:17
 
Gallery - Papilionidae PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Woodhall   
Sunday, 12 June 2011 09:08

Male Kite Swallowtail, Papilio euphranor, Linwood Forest, KZN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female Large Striped Swordtail, Graphium antheus, Phinda, Zululand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female British Swallowtail, Papilio machaon britannicus, Hickling, Norfolk, UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male Green- banded Swallowtail, Papilio nireus lyaeus, Pigeon Valley, Durban, KZN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male Emperor Swallowtail, Papilio ophidicephalus zuluensis, Qhudeni Forest, Zululand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015 21:27
 
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