Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East

by Dennis Paulson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691122830
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/08/2012
Series: Princeton Field Guides , #80
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 280,192
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Dennis Paulson's books include Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West and Shorebirds of North America (both Princeton). Now retired, he was director of the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound.

Table of Contents

  • FrontMatter, pg. 1
  • Contents, pg. 5
  • Preface, pg. 7
  • Introduction, pg. 9
  • Natural History of Odonates, pg. 11
  • Odonate Anatomy, pg. 27
  • Odonate Colors, pg. 32
  • Odonate Names, pg. 32
  • Finding Odonates, pg. 33
  • Identifying Odonates, pg. 34
  • Odonate Photography, pg. 36
  • Odonate Collecting and Collections, pg. 37
  • Odonate Threats and Conservation, pg. 40
  • Odonate Research, pg. 42
  • Odonates in the East, pg. 43
  • Explanation of Species Accounts, pg. 43
  • Broad-winged Damsel Family, pg. 49
  • Spreadwing Family, pg. 59
  • Pond Damsel Family, pg. 81
  • Petaltail Family, pg. 165
  • Darner Family, pg. 167
  • Clubtail Family, pg. 207
  • Spiketail Family, pg. 316
  • Cruiser Family, pg. 325
  • Emerald Family, pg. 336
  • Skimmer Family, pg. 399
  • Species Added to the Western Fauna in 2009 and 2010, pg. 519
  • Appendix: Dragonfly Publications and Resources, pg. 521
  • Glossary, pg. 523
  • Index, pg. 527

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Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have 6 other field guides that I use for identifying dragonflies and damselflies. All of them are useful, but this guide puts together more useful information than any of the other guides, and it will be my first source for help in identification from now on. The layout is clear and well ordered. The sketching of male appendages and female mesostigmal plates is well done. The photos are the best, most complete collection I have seen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very helpful and interesting to read and study upon. Reading about dragon flies and damselflies may not be that very interesting or not interesting at all to others, but I actually enjoyed this book and honestly I don't read about insects a lot. When I read this book, it pulled me right in and gave me a lot of feedback that I never knew about dragonflies. The book showed me and told me very interesting facts, like how the dragonflies can mate and even how the can live and breathe underwater. The book is very interesting overall, and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about insects, or finds dragonflies and damselflies interesting to learn about.