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Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States:
Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico
John C. Abbott

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Preface vii
Introduction 1
Habitats and Zoogeography of the South-Central United States 1
Life History of Odonata 4
Seasonality of Odonata in the South-Central United States 6
Conservation 7
Studying Odonata 8
Photographing Odonata 9
External Anatomy of Adult Odonata 10
A Guide to the Species Accounts 15

DAMSELFLIES (Suborder Zygoptera) 19
Broad-winged Damsels (Family Calopterygidae)21
Spreadwings (Family Lestidae) 29
Threadtails (Family Protoneuridae) 46
Pond Damsels (Family Coenagrionidae) 52

DRAGONFLIES (Suborder Anisoptera) 149
Petaltails (Family Petaluridae) 151
Darners (Family Aeshnidae) 153
Clubtails (Family Gomphidae) 176
Spiketails (Family Cordulegastridae) 215
Cruisers and Emeralds (Family Corduliidae) 218
Skimmers (Family Libellulidae) 240
Additional Species 309

Checklist of South-Central United States Odonata 311

Glossary 315
Bibliography 319
Field Guides and Other Reference Works 319
Odonata Societies 319
Sources Cited in Text 319
Photo Credits 335
Index 337

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