n African Entomology - Field Guide to Wildlife of The Gambia : an Introduction to Common Flowers & Animals, David Penney : book review

Volume 17, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



The fauna and flora of tropical West Africa is, in the most part, poorly studied and barely recorded and little non-technical information is available for visitors and residents alike, even for such a large, conspicuous and important group as insects. Even specialized, technical information is limited, as evidenced by many revisionary papers that do not include material or records from many West African countries, especially The Gambia. This is particularly true for Gambian invertebrates other than butterflies and dragonflies / damselflies. Thus, insects and arachnids form the main focus of this book, which includes many new country records even at the level of order.

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