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

By Garrison, Rosser W., von Ellenrieder, Natalia and Louton, Jerry A.

SKU# 18495

$ 85.00

Pp. xi, (ii), 368; 8 full page color plates with 24 individual color photos of dragonflies, 124 distribution maps, 1,626 text-figures (mostly fine line-drawings of wings, heads, legs, genitalia and other anatomical parts).  Publisher’s original color pictorial laminated boards, lg 8vo.  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 1,626 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 (text from the rear cover).  No ownership marks and no signs of use.

Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher Place Baltimore
Date Published 2006
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Fine
Condition Description A fine (new) copy.
ISBN 0-8018-8446-2
Limited Edition