Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West
The Photographic Guide
By (author) Dennis Paulson
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Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West by Dennis Paulson
Book DescriptionDragonflies and Damselflies of the West is the first fully illustrated field guide to all 348 species of dragonflies and damselflies in western North America. Dragonflies and damselflies are large, stunningly beautiful insects, as readily observable as birds and butterflies. This unique guide makes identifying them easy--its compact size and user-friendly design make it the only guide you need in the field. Every species is generously illustrated with full-color photographs and a distribution map, and structural features are illustrated where they aid in-hand identification. Detailed species accounts include information on size, distribution, flight season, similar species, habitat, and natural history. Dennis Paulson's introduction provides an essential primer on the biology, natural history, and conservation of these important and fascinating insects, along with helpful tips on how to observe and photograph them. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West is the field guide naturalists, conservationists, and dragonfly enthusiasts have been waiting for. * Covers all 348 western species in detail * Features a wealth of color photographs * Provides a color distribution map for every species * Includes helpful identification tips * Serves as an essential introduction to dragonflies and their natural history
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691122816
(216mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 13-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dennis Paulson
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East, Paperback (November 2011)» View all books by Dennis Paulson
An illustrated guide to 336 dragonfly and damselfly species of eastern North America - from the rivers of Manitoba to the Florida cypress swamps. It features hundreds of color photos that depict various species found in the region, detailed line drawings to help in-hand identification, and a color distribution map for various species.
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Author Biography - Dennis Paulson
Dennis Paulson's books include "Shorebirds of North America" (Princeton) and "Alaska: The Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guide". Now retired, he was director of the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound.
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