oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Glimpses of the development of entomological science in South Africa

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



To attempt even a brief historical sketch of the development of all branches of Entomology in South Africa would be beyond my capacity, since my studies have for many years been restricted to only one order of insects, and have been mainly of a taxonomic nature. I may therefore be excused if the floodlight is perhaps focussed too much on this branch of Entomology, leaving the other branches in the dark.

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