Bode, J. (Justin) ; Neary, T. (Tim) (2014-03)
Justin Bode discusses butterfly photography, including the differences between forest and bushveld butterflies and a rare sighting of the Golden Flash butterfly. Citizen scientists have been instrumental in developing knowledge of not only the adult life phase of butterflies, but also through recording the larval and pupal stages of both moths and butterflies in South Africa and discovering new localities for endangered species. Justin also discusses synergies with other research projects, such as ant researchers, that can be exploited by involving citizen scientists in the research process.
University of Cape Town