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Insect biodiversity stories

BOSCIA TREES AND BUTTERFLIES

Current research has confirmed that Tswalu Kalahari is distinctly a source area for the butterfly migration, thanks to the large number of Boscia albitrunca trees on both sides of the Korannaberg mountains.

SECRET POLLINATORS OF NERINE LATICOMA

Since Nerine species generally tend to have only one or two pollinators, the glorious proliferation of pollinators of this particular species is fascinating and has led to more questions.

RESEARCHING BUTTERFLY DIVERSITY

It is extraordinary to think that 77 butterfly species have been identified at Tswalu, a semi-arid zone that receives on average less than 400 millimeters of rain annually.

EXPLORING THE FACINATING WORLD OF CAMOUFLAGE IN NATURE

The classic idea of camouflage is a unique, cryptic colour-pattern combination of an organism that enables it to blend into its environment to escape detection.

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