Europe’s Dragonflies: A field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies

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Europe’s Dragonflies: A field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies Authors: , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Princeton University Press View more from this series: WILDGuides Pages: 360 Illustrations and other contents: 1,400 color photos; maps. Language: English ISBN: 9780691168951 Categories: , , , , Tag:

The go-to photographic guide to all the damselflies and dragonflies recorded in Europe, including the Macaronesian Islands and western Turkey.

Europe’s Dragonflies is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed photographic field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Europe. Written by two well-travelled experts, the book covers all 140 resident and vagrant species recorded, focusing on the field identification of adult insects. Concise species profiles highlight key identification features and provide information on behaviour, habitat preferences, distribution, flight periods, status and conservation. Other sections cover identification tips, conservation status and legislation. Presenting an unsurpassed selection of images of the highest quality, this is the go-to guide for anyone wishing to know more about these amazing and fascinating insects.

  • Comprehensive coverage of every species of damselfly and dragonfly recorded in Europe Stunning colour plates showing males, females, immatures, colour forms, subspecies and typical habitat for every species
  • Over 1,200 superb photographs, supplemented with illustrations of fine details
  • Detailed profiles for the 140 resident and vagrant species Unique comparison plates for difficult groups
  • Easy to use by beginners and experts alike, avoiding technical terms


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"This photographic guide to Europe's dragonflies is amazing, although WILDGuides have built up such a reputation for producing high quality books of this sort that it doesn't come as a surprise really. But it is still amazing. . . . It is a marvel of concise clear information transfer."---Mark Avery, Mark Avery Blog "I've been a big fan of the WILDGuides series from the first publication . . . they are my first port of call. I already have the WILDGuides for British species, now I can venture into Europe's wild and wet places . . . looking for these aerial jewels. Take a look and you will want it... this comprehensive and easy to read guide has it all! "---Bo Beolens, Fat Birder

Author Biography

Dave Smallshire is an ecologist, lecturer and wildlife tour guide, and plays an active role in the British Dragonfly Society. He formerly worked as an environmental adviser to the UK government and is the coauthor of the highly acclaimed Britain's Dragonflies (Princeton WILDGuides). Twitter @smallshire Andy Swash is managing director of WILDGuides and a well-known wildlife photographer and author. He is the coauthor of Britain's Dragonflies and seven other Princeton WILDGuides books, and has written and edited many other titles.

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