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Expeditions

Swedish South African Expedition


During 1950-51, an almost year-long collecting trip to Southern Africa was made with the focus on the terrestrial fauna from zoologically unknown and important biotopes. The expedition was initiated by Bertil Hanström and was carried out by Per and Gunvor Brinck and Gustaf and Inga Rudebeck.

In total, 356 localities were investigated from the beginning of October 1950 to the beginning og July 1951 [see a list of localities here].

Part of the material has been processed and compiled in the extensive 15 volumes book series South African Animal Life (1955-1974), but a lot of material is still unidentified or needs revision, and many new species have been described from the material during recent years.

South African Animal Life 1-15 contents

List of localities

Countries visited: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Western Zimbabwe and Namibia, and one locality in Botswana on the border to South Africa, and Zambia North of Zambezi at the Victoria Falls.


South African Animal Life
South African Animal Life
Bild från Sydafrika-expeditionen
Photo from the Namib Desert
Etikett för Sydafrika-expeditionen
Labels from the material



Ceylon Expedition 1962


Four issues of Entomologica Scandinavica treated the expedition [Introduction and maps], [list of localities], [images].


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