Books on Damselflies and Dragonflies (Odonata)

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States:
Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico
by John C. Abbott

This is the first guide to dragonflies and damselflies of the south-central United States. The book covers 263 species, representing more than half of the North American fauna. The area of coverage significantly overlaps with other regions of the country making this book a useful aid in identifying the dragonflies and damselflies in any part of the United States, Canada, or northeastern Mexico.

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Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Texas, Volume 3. 2008.
edited by John C. Abbott

Damselflies and Dragonflies (Odonata) of Texas is an indispensable updated reference to the 224 species of odonates distributed throughout the Lone Star state. Included in this volume are detailed species distribution and seasonality information arranged so that users can quickly and easily search by scientific name, county name, or flight season. All information is updated through 2007. A variety of articles are also included on the natural history, collection and preservation, and diversity of Texas odonates. Whether using the book to find new species records in the deserts of west Texas or perusing articles in the comfort of your home, volume 3 of the Odonata Survey of Texas is an essential guide for both life-long and budding odonatologists alike.

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Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Texas, Volume 2. 2007.
edited by John C. Abbott

Damselflies and Dragonflies (Odonata) of Texas is an indispensable reference to the 223 species of odonates distributed throughout the Lone Star state. Included in Volume 2 are updated and detailed species distribution and seasonality accounts arranged so that users can quickly and easily search by scientific name, county name, or flight season. A variety of articles are also included on the natural history, collection and preservation, and diversity of Texas odonates. Whether using the book to find new species records in the deserts of west Texas or perusing articles in the comfort of your home, this volume is an essential guide for both life-long and budding odonatologists alike.

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Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Texas, Volume 1. 2006.
edited by John C. Abbott

Damselflies and Dragonflies (Odonata) of Texas is an indispensable reference to the 223 species of odonates distributed throughout the Lone Star state. Included in this volume are detailed species distribution and seasonality information arranged so that users can quickly and easily search by scientific name, county name, or flight season. A variety of articles are also included on the natural history, collection and preservation, and diversity of Texas odonates. Whether using the book to find new species records in the deserts of west Texas or perusing articles in the comfort of your home, this volume is an essential guide for both life-long and budding odonatologists alike.

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Dragonflies of North America: A Color and Learn Book/CD with Activities
by Kathy Biggs and Tim Manolis

Available as a BOOK &/or a CD (interactive PDF format): For children, grandchildren & your inner child! The FIRST and ONLY dragonfly coloring guide for North America (or any region within North America). And the only coloring CD that we are aware of!

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Ontario Odonata

The Toronto Entomologists Association (T.E.A.) announces that the 7th annual summary of Odonata observations in Ontario, Canada is now available for sale. Ontario Odonata Volume 7 (ISBN 0-921631-31-6) is an 8.5"x11" publication with 226 pages that includes 10 articles, 4 notes,  and 8556 observations of Ontario Odonata for the year 2005. The editors and compilers are Paul Catling, Colin Jones and Paul Pratt. See http://www.ontarioinsects.org/V7%20Flyer.pdf for the title page and table of contents.  Cost, including shipping, is $25 Can. for Canadian addresses and $28 U.S. for U.S. and overseas addresses. Previous volumes are also available for sale: see http://www.ontarioinsects.org. To purchase copies, contact Chris Rickard (crickard@sympatico.ca) or the T.E.A. (info@ontarioinsects.org). By mail: T.E.A., 18 McDonald St. W., Listowel, Ontario, Canada N4W 1K4. Orders must be prepaid. Personal cheques accepted for US or Canadian orders; money or postal orders only for others. Please make cheques or money orders payable to Toronto Entomologists' Association. Sorry, we do not take credit card orders.

Dragonfly Genera of the New World: An Illustrated and Annotated Key to the Anisoptera
by Rosser W. Garrison, Natalia von Ellenrieder, Jerry A. Louton

Dragonfly Genera of the New World is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive guide to the taxonomy and ecology of dragonflies in North, Middle, and South America. A reference of the highest quality, this book reveals the striking beauty and complexity of this diverse order.Although Odonata -- dragonflies and damselflies -- are among the most studied groups of insects, until now there has been no reliable means to identify the New World genera of either group. This volume provides fully illustrated and up-to-date keys for all dragonfly genera with descriptive text for each genus, accompanied by distribution maps and 1,595 diagnostic illustrations, including wing patterns and characteristics of the genitalia.For entomologists, limnologists, and ecologists, Dragonfly Genera of the New World is an indispensable resource for field identification and laboratory research.

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