Dragonflies of Europe
R R Askew
This is the only book written in English devoted to the entire European fauna, comprising 114 species of damselfly (Zygoptera) and dragonfly (Anisoptera), all illustrated in the 210 colour figures showing, in most cases, both sexes as well as important variants, all enlarged.
Introduction includes chapters on History; Life History; the Adult Dragonfly; Distribution; Morphology of the Adult Dragonfly; a complete Check List; and Keys to the suborders and families.
Systematic section gives keys to the genera and species, with clear descriptions and details of the biology, flight periods, and distribution of all species found in Europe, with distribution maps showing national boundaries.
There are numerous line-drawings throughout the text; over 650 references to the European literature; and an index to English and scientific names including all synonyms and subspecies cited in the text. 308 pages.
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