Dragons & Damsels: An Identification Guide to the British and Irish Odonata
All species, sexes and colour forms have been split into groups of superficially similar taxa with clear descriptions and comparative close-up photographs of the characteristic morphological features, an approach that has proven to work very well. The correct identification of these insects is a most crucial aspect in establishing insect diversity used as an indicator of a healthy aquatic environment and to better understand the national distribution and abundance of these insects.
Apart from established dragonfly and butterfly enthusiasts, this book will appeal to beginners in the field as the unique format will greatly simplify the identification process. During summer many birdwatchers take an interest in dragonflies but find it difficult to identify them using the presently available literature. Hopefully, this book will enable them to do so.
Softback, 250pp, 300+ colour photographs, 23.5 x 16.5cm
A.M. Riley, Brambleby Books, 2020