Field Guide to the Larvae and Exuviae of British Dragonflies
This publication combines for the first time the original Volume 1 on Dragonflies (2007) and Volume 2 on Damselflies (2009). Since the publication of these separate British Dragonfly Society (BDS) Field Guides, there has been increasing demand to combine them into a single book. In this volume, two new species, Dainty Damselfly Coenagrion scitulum and Southern Migrant Hawker Aeshna affinis, have been added. A new appendix for Willow Emerald Lestes viridis shows extra features on the exuvia and the scars left by ovipositing females. There have also been revisions to other text, but the overall format of this book matches the earlier field guides. In these times of rapid change, it is increasingly important for us to map species distribution and record important areas for dragonflies. It is particularly vital to know where species are breeding, so that these sites can be highlighted and protected. This book, with its concise text and superb photographs by Steve Cham, will enable anyone to find and identify breeding evidence with a little practice. For these reasons this new publication is an important resource for both professional ecologists and amateur enthusiasts alike.
Softback, colour photographs, drawings
S. Cham, British Dragonfly Society, 2012