Dragonfly Genera of the New World: An Illustrated and Annotated Key to the Anisoptera

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Dragonfly Genera of the New World: An Illustrated and Annotated Key to the Anisoptera Authors: , , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Johns Hopkins University Press
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Pages: 384 Illustrations and other contents: 1595 Line drawings, black and white; 31 Halftones, black and white; 24 Illustrations, color Language: English ISBN: 9780801884467 Categories: , ,

Dragonfly Genera of the New World is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive guide to the taxonomy and ecology of dragonflies in North, Middle, and South America. A reference of the highest quality, this book reveals the striking beauty and complexity of this diverse order. Although Odonata-dragonflies and damselflies-are among the most studied groups of insects, until now there has been no reliable means to identify the New World genera of either group. This volume provides fully illustrated and up-to-date keys for all dragonfly genera with descriptive text for each genus, accompanied by distribution maps and 1,595 diagnostic illustrations, including wing patterns and characteristics of the genitalia. For entomologists, limnologists, and ecologists, Dragonfly Genera of the New World is an indispensable resource for field identification and laboratory research.

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This is the most important Odonate book published in several years. -- T.W. Donnelly Argia 2006 A required reference for any serious student of faunistics and biogeography. -- Beth Orr Agrion 2006 A reference of the highest quality, this book reveals their striking beauty and complexity. It is a real monumental work on odonate taxonomy and identification, and indispensable for every one working with the Odonata of the Americas. A great book. -- Martin Schorr Odonatological Abstract Service 2007 As a superb reference work for 2 continents, written with much skill and profound command of the factual knowledge, the value of the book can be hardly exaggerated. Odonatological Abstracts 2007 The most significant contribution in decades. -- Robert Canning Florida Entomologist 2007 The authors have produced original keys that are richly illustrated... An outstanding volume that will be a long-standing contribution. -- John C. Abbott American Entomologist 2008 This is a landmark publication, and a must for all serious odonatologists and New World biodiversity specialists. -- Michael Samways Journal of Insect Conservation 2008

Author Biography

Rosser W. Garrison is an insect biosystematist at the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Natalia von Ellenrieder is a researcher for CONICET at IBIGEO in Salta, Argentina. Jerry A. Louton is manager of the Department of Entomology's Information Technology Unit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.