Dragonflies

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Dragonflies and damselflies have lived on earth for hundreds of millions of years, and there are thousands of different species living in watery environments throughout the world. But few people will have looked beyond the flash of blue, red, green or yellow to consider the lives of dragonflies.

These masters of aerial combat are the best fliers in the animal kingdon. Harmless to humans, yet a dreaded predator in the insect world, dragonflies swoop after prey, fight rivals, ...

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Overview

Dragonflies and damselflies have lived on earth for hundreds of millions of years, and there are thousands of different species living in watery environments throughout the world. But few people will have looked beyond the flash of blue, red, green or yellow to consider the lives of dragonflies.

These masters of aerial combat are the best fliers in the animal kingdon. Harmless to humans, yet a dreaded predator in the insect world, dragonflies swoop after prey, fight rivals, hover like helicopters as they defend territory, and engage in elaborate courtship displays. Brooks explains how ferocious larvae bloom into masters of aerial predation and reveals the beauty and complex lives of these intriguing insects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588340641
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books (DC)
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Series: Smithsonian's Natural World Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,017,302
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Brooks is a research entomologist with The Natural History Museum, London.
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Table of Contents

Preface 4
What are dragonflies and damselflies? 5
Immature stages 14
Adults 28
Mating 43
Dragonfly and damselfly diversity 68
Odonata and humans 82
Glossary 93
Index 94
Further information 96
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