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Damselfly Genera of the New World

, 528 pages

81 color photos, 11 b&w photos, 2588 line drawings, 108 maps

July 2010



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Damselfly Genera of the New World

An Illustrated and Annotated Key to the Zygoptera

In this companion volume to Dragonfly Genera of the New World, Rosser W. Garrison, Natalia von Ellenrieder, and Jerry A. Louton provide a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to the damselflies of North, Central, and South America.

This illustrated reference contains original, up-to-date keys to the 125 genera of Zygoptera in North, Central, and South America; descriptive text for each genus; distribution maps; and highly detailed diagnostic illustrations. Each account lists all known species and generic synonyms, information on the status of classification, and references to larval descriptions.

Featuring more than 2,500 illustrations and based on the authors' personal observations, Damselfly Genera of the New World is an indispensable resource for entomologists, limnologists, and naturalists.

Rosser W. Garrison is a senior insect biosystematist with the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Natalia von Ellenrieder is an adjunct researcher for the CONICET at the Instituto de Bio y Geociencias, Salta, Argentina. Jerry A. Louton is a museum information technology specialist with the Department of Entomology at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The three coauthored Dragonfly Genera of the New World, also published by Johns Hopkins.

" Damselfly Genera of the New World makes readily available, for specialists and amateurs alike, access to one of the most beautiful groups of insects in nature."

"This is a remarkable piece of work. Highly recommended."

"This book easily lives up to the expectations promised by the dragonfly volume, including comprehensive, extremely well illustrated keys."

"This book is essential for anyone with an interest in Odonata biodiversity and those involved in the conservation of New World wetlands, for which Odonata are important indicators of habitat quality. The authors are to be congratulated for producing a book that is certain to become the authoritative text on this group of insects for many years to come."

"Garrison, von Ellenrieder, and Louton have produced a beautiful companion to their earlier Dragonfly Genera of the New World... Highly recommended."

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