Bugged by insects’ many names

Insects have different names not only in each of our 11 official languages, but within each of those languages depending on geographical location. It is difficult enough being an entomologist in South Africa, in which an insect may have a different name in each of the country’s 11 languages. But even within those languages, an…

Insect conservationist sets his sights on happiness

Insect conservationist Prof. Michael Samways is known for his conservation endeavours across the agricultural mosaic, for how he has helped to restore Seychelles island ecosystems and for his rediscovery of lost dragonflies. However, he recently pushed his academic writings aside for something different: a self-help book that combines deep philosophy and biology to give readers guidance…