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Britain's Dragonflies
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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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. Foreword
  2. p. 7
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. Dragonfly Biology
  2. pp. 10-20
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  1. Where to look for Dragonflies
  2. pp. 21-33
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  1. Watching and photographing Dragonflies
  2. pp. 34-35
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  1. How to identify Dragonflies
  2. pp. 36-57
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  1. Glossary
  2. p. 58
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  1. THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS
  2. p. 59
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  1. BREEDING SPECIES
  2. p. 60
  1. DAMSELFLIES
  2. pp. 60-98
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  1. DRAGONFLIES
  2. pp. 99-151
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  1. FORMER BREEDERS (†), VAGRANTS AND POTENTIAL VAGRANTS (*)
  2. pp. 152-153
  1. DAMSELFLIES
  2. pp. 154-161
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  1. DRAGONFLIES
  2. pp. 162-187
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  1. Introduced exotic species
  2. pp. 188-189
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  1. Identification of larvae and exuviae
  2. pp. 190-211
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  1. Conservation status and legislation
  2. pp. 212-215
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  1. British Dragonfly Society
  2. p. 216
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  1. Dragonfly recording and monitoring
  2. pp. 216-217
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  1. Further reading
  2. p. 218
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  1. Acknowledgements and photographic credits
  2. pp. 219-221
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  1. Index of English and scientific names
  2. pp. 222-224
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