A Field Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of Arizona and Sonora
by Rich Bailowitz, Doug Danforth and Sandy Upson
This book discusses the Damselfly and Dragonfly species of the state of Arizona and Sonora in Mexico. It features wonderful color photographs of each of the 167 species discussed as well as life history information on each species. Distribution maps are also presented with the life history information. Also included is information on the habitats within the area with many nice color photographs. This is a must have for enthusiasts living in or planning a visit to Arizona or Sonora. Full color field guide. Color photos, distribution maps, premium paper. This damselfly and dragonfly guide covers all 167 species occurring in Arizona and Sonora including those inhabiting the two neighboring states.
A Field Guide to the Damselflies & Dragonflies of Arizona and Sonora is divided into two parts representing the two suborders: the damselflies (Zygoptera) followed by the dragonflies (Anisoptera). Each suborder is divided into families and an entry is provided for each family. Species accounts begin with the common name approved by the Checklist Committee of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas. Species accounts are organized alphabetically by the scientific (Latin) name which follows the common name.
Each family is divided into genera listed alphabetically. An entry for each genus presents pertinent information concerning important characteristics, distribution, and species numbers. General information includes the habits and habitats of the species, noteworthy or singular behaviors, and selected information of historical or biological import.
Field marks are indicated in bulleted, telegraphic style. For every species, information is presented in a set sequence beginning with the insect's total body length in millimeters. Next, characteristics are cited for the male, from the front of the insect progressing to the abdomen and appendages. Female characters follow. The most important characteristics are in bold print. Descriptions of species in A Field Guide to the Damselflies & Dragonflies of Arizona and Sonora are based on populations found in the region covered by this book.
459 pages, 621 color photos, 118 colour illustrations, 93 b/w line drawings, 167 color distribution maps, 5 color maps
This is a soft cover book.