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Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West
Dennis Paulson

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface 7
Introduction 9
Natural History of Odonates 11
Odonate Anatomy 22
Odonate Colors 26
Odonate Names 27
Finding Odonates 28
Identifying Odonates 29
Odonate Photography 31
Odonate Collecting and Collections 32
Odonate Threats and Conservation 35
Odonate Research 36
Odonates in the West 37
Explanation of Species Accounts 37
Damselflies (Zygoptera) 41
Broad- winged Damsel Family (Calopterygidae) 41
Spreadwing Family (Lestidae) 50
Pond Damsel Family (Coenagrionidae) 73
Shadowdamsel Family (Platystictidae) 184
Threadtail Family (Protoneuridae) 186
Dragonflies (Anisoptera) 191
Petaltail Family (Petaluridae) 191
Darner Family (Aeshnidae) 194
Clubtail Family (Gomphidae) 237
Spiketail Family (Cordulegastridae) 308
Cruiser Family (Macromiidae) 314
Emerald Family (Corduliidae) 323
Skimmer Family (Libellulidae) 372
Species Added to the Western Fauna 519
Appendix: Dragonfly Publications and Resources 521
Glossary 523
Index 527

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