Dragonflies and damselflies of the West /

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West is the first fully illustrated field guide to all 348 species of dragonflies and damselflies in western North America. Dragonflies and damselflies are large, stunningly beautiful insects, as readily observable as birds and butterflies. This unique guide makes...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Paulson, Dennis R.
Format: eBook
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Series:Princeton field guides.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Natural history of Odonates
  • Odonate anatomy
  • Odonate colors
  • Odonate names
  • Finding Odonates
  • Identifying Odonates
  • Odonate photography
  • Odonate collecting and collections
  • Odonate threats and conservation
  • Odonate research
  • Odonates in the West
  • Explanation of species accounts
  • Broad-winged Damsel Family (Calopterygidae)
  • Spreadwing Family (Lestidae)
  • Pond Damsel Family (Coenagrionidae)
  • Shadowdamsel Family (Platystictidae)
  • Threadtail Family (Protoneuridae)
  • Petaltail Family (Petaluridae)
  • Darner Family (Aeshnidae)
  • Clubtail Family (Gomphidae)
  • Spiketail Family (Cordulegastridae)
  • Cruiser Family (Macromiidae)
  • Emerald Family (Corduliidae)
  • Skimmer Family (Libellulidae)
  • Species added to the Western Fauna in 2008
  • Appendix: Dragonfly publications and resources.