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Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe

by Dijkstra, K.-D.; Lewington, R. (Illustrator)

  • Hardback
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  • This title has been delisted and is no longer available to purchase - please use the search field above to check if another copy is in stock, or contact us to record your interest in this title, if another copy becomes available we will let you know
  • Catalogue No : 49127
  • ISBN : 9781472943996
  • Published : 2020
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 336
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Wildlife
  • Illustrations : 1000+ col illus, line drawings + photos, distribution maps


The second edition includes fully revised regional guides and identification texts, updated distribution maps and conservation statuses, illustrated accounts for five species that have been discovered in the region since the first edition, updated checklists and taxonomy, new photographs throughout, as well as an introduction to larvae identification. Each species is lavishly illustrated with artworks of males, females and variations, as well as close-ups of important characters. Identification guide to all the dragonflies and damselflies of Britain and Europe. Compiled by top field experts from across the Continent, together with Richard Lewington's fine illustrations. Region covered is all of Europe, from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean basin, including western Turkey, Cyprus, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and the Azores, Canaries and Madeira. All 160 recorded species are illustrated, with illustrations of males, females, immatures, varieties, side views and detail of important characters. Field descriptions, keys, identification tables (including field characters, hand characters, variation, behaviour, range and status, habitat and flight season). Country by country guides to finding dragonflies throughout Europe, North Africa and Turkey.


Small hole to spine at rear, otherwise unused.

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