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A state-of-the-art photographic field guide to Europe’s 140 species of dragonfliy and damselfly.

Smallshire, Dave / Swash, Andy

Europe's Dragonflies

A field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies

Series:WILDGuides 42


    48,95 € / $56.25 / £48.00*

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    March 2020
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    Aims and Scope

    The go-to photographic guide to all the damselflies and dragonflies recorded in Europe, including the Macaronesian Islands and western Turkey

    Europe's Dragonflies is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed photographic field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Europe. Written by two well-travelled experts, the book covers all 140 resident and vagrant species recorded, focussing on the field identification of adult insects. Concise species profiles highlight key identification features and provide information on behaviour, habitat preferences, distribution, flight periods, status and conservation. Other sections cover identification tips, conservation status and legislation. Presenting an unsurpassed selection of images of the highest quality, this is the go-to guide for anyone wishing to know more about these amazing and fascinating insects.

    • Comprehensive coverage of every species of damselfly and dragonfly recorded in Europe
    • Stunning colour plates showing males, females, immatures, colour forms, subspecies and typical habitat for every species
    • Over 1,200 superb photographs, supplemented with illustrations of fine details
    • Detailed profiles for the 140 resident and vagrant species
    • Unique comparison plates for difficult groups
    • Easy to use by beginners and experts alike, avoiding technical terms


    color photos. maps.
    photos of dragonflies; dragonfly photos; dragonfly photo guide; dragonfly identification guide; European dragonflies; what kind of dragonfly; how do you identify a dragonfly; European odonates; odonata of Europe; odonata; damselflies of Europe; European damselflies; native European dragonflies; nonnative European dragonflies; non native dragonflies in Europe; dragonfly illustrations; illustrations of dragonflies; British Dragonfly society; carnivorous insects; insects that are carnivores
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    Dave Smallshire is an ecologist, lecturer and wildlife tour guide, and plays an active role in the British Dragonfly Society. He formerly worked as an environmental adviser to the UK government and is the coauthor of the highly acclaimed Britain's Dragonflies (Princeton WILDGuides). Twitter @smallshire Andy Swash is managing director of WILDGuides and a well-known wildlife photographer and author. He is the coauthor of Britain's Dragonflies and seven other Princeton WILDGuides books, and has written and edited many other titles.

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