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Dragonflies of Texas: A Guide to Common and Notable Species: This identification guide is an excellent resource for all naturalists; particularly dragonfly enthusiasts. The guide features color scans of 40 of the approximately 142 species of dragonflies found in Texas (both males and females), which makes it idea for field identification. Each dragonfly was collected, scanned, then released back to nature. A brief discussion about the insect order Odonata, common and scientific names, occurrence (rare, common, etc.), average adult length, habitat, distribution, flight time, diet (of larvae and adults), life cycle, and behavior are described. Notes about field identification are also included. The 12 panels of this laminated and waterproof guide fold into a handy, pocket-sized guide, making it sturdy enough to withstand repeated use in the field.