Dragonfly Books

Members of the WDA and other dragonfly researchers have published a large number of books on the topic of dragonflies and damselflies, describing species from around the world. Here is a small selection of recent publications:

Book_Garrison_Damsels

 

Title: Damselfly Genera of the New World. An Illustrated and Annotated Key to the Zygoptera
Authors: Rosser W. Garrison, Natalia von Ellenrieder, and Jerry A. Louton
Published: Aug 2010.
Details: Provides a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to the damselflies of North, Central, and South America. A companion volume to Dragonfly Genera of the New World, also by Rosser W. Garrison, Natalia von Ellenrieder, and Jerry A. Louton.

 

 


Book_Huizhou

 

Title: Huizhou Dragonflies
Author: Wu Hongdao
Published: 2012
Details: Chinese with Latin names; Hardcover/191 pages; ISBN: 9787503866135

 

 

 


Book_Mexico

 

Title: Natural Capital of Mexico (in Spanish).
Published: January 2010.
Details: A five-volume set on the nature of Mexico, including Odonates.

 

 

 

 


Book_Paulson_DofE

 

Title: Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East
Author: Dennis Paulson.
Published: November 2011.
Details: The first fully illustrated field guide to all 336 species of dragonflies and damselflies in eastern North America. Provides a color distribution map for every species.

 

 


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Title: Dragonflies and damselflies of the West.
Author: Dennis Paulson.
Published: May 2009.
Details: The first fully illustrated field guide to all 348 species of dragonflies and damselflies in western North America. Provides a color distribution map for every species. Special offer for WDA members: 20% discount.

 

 

 


Book_Singapore

 

Title: A photographic guide to the dragonflies of Singapore.
Authors: H.B. Tang, L.K. Wang and M. Hämäläinen.
Published: August 2010 by Raffles Museum, Singapore.
Details: The book covers all 124 species of Odonata (both dragonflies and damselflies) so far recorded in Singapore.

 

 


The Metalwing Demoiselles of the Eastern Tropics (Their Identification and Biology) Title: The Metalwing Demoiselles of the Eastern Tropics

Authors: Albert G. Orr and Matti Hamalainen
Published: 2007 by Natural History Publications (Borneo) Kota Kinabalu.
Details: This is a fine book production, which is not only an illustrated guide but a monographic treatment of the two rather colourful, florescent winged damselfly genera Matronoides and Neurobasis of Asia.

 


 

A Guide to Dragonflies of Borneo: Their Identification and BiologyTitle:A Guide to Dragonflies of Borneo: Their Identification and Biology

Authors: Albert G. Orr
Published: 2003 by Natural History Publications (Borneo) Kota Kinabalu.
Details: The first guide to Borneo’s Dragonflies, with 275 species so far recorded, more than 40% occuring nowhere else.

 

 


 

The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Eastern Africa: Handbook for all Odonata from Sudan to ZimbabweTitle:The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Eastern Africa: Handbook for all Odonata from Sudan to Zimbabwe

Authors: Dijkstra, K.-D.; Clausnitzer, V.
Published: 2014 by RMCA
Details: More than 500 species are illustrated with 1120 original drawings and over 360 colour photographs portraying 320 species.

 

 


 

Field Guide to the damselflies of New Guinea

Title:Field Guide to the damselflies of New Guinea

Authors: Kalkman, V.J.; Orr, G.
Published: 2013 by NVL
Details: This field guide contains nearly 300 colour drawings and over 250 line drawings by Albert Orr and sixteen colour photographs taken in the field by Stephen Richards.

 

 


Atlas of Dragonflies in Britain and Ireland

Title:Atlas of Dragonflies in Britain and Ireland

Authors: Cham, S.; Nelson, B.; Prentice, S.; Smallshire, S.; Taylor, P.
Published: 2014 by Field Studies Council
Details: This atlas shows the distribution and reviews the recent status of the 57 species found in Britain and Ireland.

 


The Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa

Title:The Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa

Authors: Samways, M.J.
Published: 2008 by Series Faunistica
Details: Full-colour guide to the Odonata of South Africa with excellent photos

 

 

 


Guide to Dragonflies & Damselflies of the Serra dos Orgaos

Title:Guide to Dragonflies & Damselflies of the Serra dos Orgaos

Authors: Kompier, T.
Published: 2015 by Regua publications
Details: First comprehensive field guide to the Odonata of the Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu and the Serra dos Orgaos in south-eastern Brazil. All 204 known species are illustrated in colour.