|Field Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain
Steve Brooks illustrated by Richard Lewington first published 1997 ISBN 0 9531399 0 5.
Published by British Wildlife Publishing �.95
A superb modern fieldguide with handbook detail which fits in the pocket. This book has the classic mix of an author who knows his subject inside out and one of Europe’s leading insect illustrators. A must have in any Dragonfly enthusiasts library. Buy two and keep one in the car at all times!
New 2nd Edition of the Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Ireland.by Steve Brooks Illustrated by Richard Lewington.
According to the advert…’The Best just got better..the highly acclaimed guide to Dragonflies,including all resident and migrant species.’
New revised 2002 edition including Small Red Eyed Damselfly, complete new printing of the artworks,maps and text.
280 colour artworks and photographs;160 pages.
A Guide to Dragonflies of Great Britainby Dan Powell first published in 1999 ISBN 1 900159 01 5 Published by Arlequin Press �.95 This guide is useful in that it relates the ‘jizz’ of Dragonflies and Damselflies and complements the Brooks and Lewington book.This book is regarded by Tim ‘Mr White Faced Darter” Beynon as the best Guide to have.
Derbyshire Dragonflies by Roderick Dunn published by the then Derbyshire Naturalists Trust forerunner of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust in 1984. This ground breaking guide which fired the enthusiasm of many of the county’s enthusiasts of today is now long out of print. This booklet will soon be replaced by a book relating ten years of Field work done by the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Entomological Society
Atlas of the dragonflies of Britain and Ireland by R Merritt, N W Moore and B C Eversham �.95 published in 1995 by the HMSO and Natural Environment Research Council. A culmination of hours of recording by observers all over the UK. A superb piece of work showing the then known distribution of the UK’s Dragonflies. Well worth buying to give you a feel of the nation’s Dragonfly population. A Derbyshire connection too with one of the authors being no less the former county recorder and also editor of the 1983 second edition Cyril Hammonds work ‘ The Dragonflies of Great Britain and Ireland,’ Bob Merritt.
For Dragon watching further afield in Europe & USA
The Dragonflies of Europeby R R Askew first published in 1988 By Harley Books
ISBN 0 946589 10 0 � ish. A pricey tome but well worth a copy on the shelf. A new edition is due out soon in a ”field guide ” format which will fit in the pocket unlike this heavy tome.
Dragoning in USA.
Dragonflies through Binoculars A field Guide to the Dragonflies of North America by Sidney W. Dunkle published by Oxford University Press 2000 � This is a cracking guide covering all 307 species to be found over the pond. The maps and photos may appear small to some but hey there is a great deal of ground to cover!
Dragonflies of the Florida Peninsula, Bermuda and the Bahamas by Sidney W Dunkle pub in 1989 and the Damselflies of the Florida Peninsula , Bermuda and the Bahamas by Sidney W Dunkle. pub in 1990. Great plates, good text. Well worth packing for that trip to Florida. Even Disney World has Dragons!
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