Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Western Europe: A Photographic Guide

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Available for Pre-order. Due May 2021.
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Western Europe: A Photographic Guide Authors: , , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Pages: 160 Language: English ISBN: 9781472982223 Categories: , , Tag:

Dragonflies and damselflies are some of the most beautiful, fragile and resilient insects found in the natural world. With their complex behaviours, astonishing aerobatic skills and preference for freshwater habitats, they are a very rewarding group of animals to observe in the field.

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Western Europe features all 98 species found in the region. Packed with outstanding photography, this comprehensive book includes close-up illustrations to highlight key identification features, diagrams of wing venation, and detailed guides to dragonfly larvae and exuviae. Each species account includes an accurate distribution map and information on field characteristics, confusion species, habitat and ecology.

An introduction to the life cycle of Odonata, guidance on when and where to look for them, and the best ways to observe and photograph dragonflies and damselflies in the field combined with the identification guides make this book the ultimate resource for any field naturalist or entomologist interested in these incredible insects.

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Author Biography

Jean-Pierre Boudot has specialised in the study of dragonflies since the 1980s and is currently a researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. He has travelled extensively across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East to identify dragonflies, gradually establishing himself as one of the best specialists in this field, and he is the co-author of several works devoted to dragonflies. Guillaume Doucet has been studying dragonflies for fifteen years, and his studies have taken him across the world. He specialises in larval ecology and regularly organises training for naturalists wishing to learn more about this area. Daniel Grand has devoted his life to the study of dragonflies. He is the author or co-author of numerous publications.