Britain's Dragonflies is the only comprehensive photographic field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Britain and Ireland. Written by two of Britain's foremost experts, this fully revised and updated edition features hundreds of stunning images and identification charts covering all 56 resident, migrant and former breeding species, and seven potential vagrants. The book focuses on identification--both of adults and larvae--highlighting the key features. Detailed species profiles provide concise information on identification, distribution, flight periods, behaviour, habitat, status and conservation. Other sections cover biology; how to watch, photograph, record and monitor Dragonflies; conservation status and legislation; and introduced exotic species.
This redesigned, updated and expanded edition features:
- Beautiful colour plates showing males, females, immatures and all colour forms for every species
- Over 450 stunning photographs and 550 illustrations
- Up-to-date species profiles and distribution maps
- Detailed, easy-to-use identification charts for adults and larvae
Dave Smallshire is a professional ecologist and former environmental adviser to the UK government, and is a trustee of the British Dragonfly Society. Andy Swash is managing director of WILDGuides and World Wildlife Images, and author of a number of books, including Britain's Butterflies and Britain's Day-flying Moths (both WILDGuides). They have combined their passion for dragonflies and knowledge gained over many years from lecturing and leading wildlife tours to develop this field guide.
Praise for the previous edition:"This delightful and profusely illustrated guidebook tells you anything you might reasonably wish to know about dragonflies and damselflies."--Ron Toft, TheTravelEditor.com
Praise for the previous edition:"The colour plates of all species, showing males, females, immatures, and colour forms are excellent, quite lovely in fact, and the detailed easy to use identification charts summarise the key features of adults and larvae. . . . Using this delightful and informative book the beginner or expert can identify any species they encounter."--Trevor Beer, Western Morning News
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