Dragonflies of North America (Princeton Field Guides #167) (Paperback)

Dragonflies of North America (Princeton Field Guides #167) By Ed Lam Cover Image
By Ed Lam
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A comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to every dragonfly species found in North America

Dragonflies are large and beautiful insects, diverse in color and pattern. This premier field guide provides all the information you need to identify every male and female dragonfly found in North America, whether in the field, in the hand, or under the microscope. The extensive illustrations are the heart of the book. Close-up color portraits of each species, often several times life size, show the best possible specimens for close examination. Each sex is depicted using multiple images, with postures and viewpoints consistently maintained to aid comparison. Dragonflies of North America is the ultimate guide to these extraordinary insects.
  • Covers all 329 North American species, including distinctive subspecies and variations
  • Features nearly 1,900 highly detailed paintings and drawings, providing clarity and consistency that photographs cannot match
  • Illustrates each species with multiple views for easy identification and comparison
  • Gives an invaluable introduction to dragonfly anatomy, behavior, and life cycle
  • Offers additional guidance for the most challenging species that defy field identification, highlighting anatomical characteristics to aid identification in the hand
  • Includes a distribution map for every species

About the Author

Ed Lam is a natural science illustrator and partner at the Schoolhouse Studio, where he teaches art to children. He is the author and illustrator of Damselflies of the Northeast: A Guide to the Species of Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780691232874
ISBN-10: 0691232873
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2024
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Princeton Field Guides