oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Insects as the friends of man

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



During my most impressionable years my mentor was the Rev. Venis Robinson, a devout Christian and an able and enthusiastic entomologist. I owe him a deep debt of gratitude. He and my parents taught me that the true aim of life was the knowledge of God. They also impressed upon me that the least of His works was more worthy of study than the greatest works of man for 'in His works He is made manifest'. I was introduced to the study of insects as an expression of some aspects of the Divine.

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