Dragonflies of the World
A comprehensive and accessible overview of one of the world’s most popular insect groups, the Odonata.
Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive and accessible overview of one of the world’s most popular insect groups, the Odonata. Written for interested amateurs as well as more experienced professionals, Dragonflies of the World covers their evolution, ecology, behaviour, physiology and taxonomy. It describes their unique attributes and the distinctive features of the suborders, superfamilies, families and subfamilies.
No longer available in a print edition.
“... a book that deserves a central place in the library of any odonatologist.”
Philip Corbet (Agrion 2001)
“Dragonflies of the World provides useful characteristics which help with identification to subfamily level, but foremost, must be regarded as a n excellent, beautifully illustrated introduction to the study of world Odonata.”
Deniss Reeves, President, Australian Dragonfly Association (Wildlife Australia, Summer 2001)
“This book has just the right mixture of scientific information and visual appeal.
Daniel Bickel, Australian Museum (Nature Australia Winter 2002)
DetailsePDF | July 2001
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- Colour photographs of more than 300 species of dragonflies and damselflies in their natural setting
- Many colour illustrations and drawings
- Contributions from many of the world’s leading odonatologists
- Glossary, list of dragonfly societies and comprehensive species index
- With its readable text and spectacular colour photographs, this is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in Odonata. Dragonflies of the World is the end product of many busy, fascinating and rewarding years of work.