Damselfly Genera of the New World: An Illustrated and Annotated Key to the Zygoptera

Damselfly Genera of the New World: An Illustrated and Annotated Key to the Zygoptera

by Rosser W. Garrison, Natalia von Ellenrieder, Jerry A. Louton
     
 

In this companion volume to Dragonfly Genera of the New World, Rosser W. Garrison, Natalia von Ellenrieder, and Jerry A. Louton provide a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to the damselflies of North, Central, and South America.

This illustrated reference contains original, up-to-date keys to the 125 genera of Zygoptera in North, Central, and South

Overview

In this companion volume to Dragonfly Genera of the New World, Rosser W. Garrison, Natalia von Ellenrieder, and Jerry A. Louton provide a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to the damselflies of North, Central, and South America.

This illustrated reference contains original, up-to-date keys to the 125 genera of Zygoptera in North, Central, and South America; descriptive text for each genus; distribution maps; and highly detailed diagnostic illustrations. Each account lists all known species and generic synonyms, information on the status of classification, and references to larval descriptions.

Featuring more than 2,500 illustrations and based on the authors' personal observations, Damselfly Genera of the New World is an indispensable resource for entomologists, limnologists, and naturalists.

Editorial Reviews

Tifjschrift voor Entomologie - Jan von Tol
This is a remarkable piece of work. Highly recommended.

Florida Entomologist - Dennis Paulson
This book easily lives up to the expectations promised by the dragonfly volume, including comprehensive, extremely well illustrated keys.

Entomologist's Monthly Magazine - Stephen J. Brooks
This book is essential for anyone with an interest in Odonata biodiversity and those involved in the conservation of New World wetlands, for which Odonata are important indicators of habitat quality. The authors are to be congratulated for producing a book that is certain to become the authoritative text on this group of insects for many years to come.

Choice
Garrison, von Ellenrieder, and Louton have produced a beautiful companion to their earlier Dragonfly Genera of the New World... Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801896705
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Edward O. Wilson
Damselfly Genera of the New World makes readily available, for specialists and amateurs alike, access to one of the most beautiful groups of insects in nature.

Meet the Author

Rosser W. Garrison is a senior insect biosystematist with the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Natalia von Ellenrieder is an adjunct researcher for the CONICET at the Instituto de Bio y Geociencias, Salta, Argentina. Jerry A. Louton is a museum information technology specialist with the Department of Entomology at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The three coauthored Dragonfly Genera of the New World, also published by Johns Hopkins.

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