Synopses & Reviews
"A book that will both educate and delight anyone who wants to know more about these fascinating insects. Packed with facts but written in a straightforward style, the book makes Californiaand#8217;s 108 dragonfly and damselfly species easily accessible. . . . It will engender a renewed appreciation of the value of our wetlands."and#151;Dennis Paulson, author of Dragonflies of Washington
"This is now the book on all the California Odonates and should ride in the pack of every naturalist, butterflier, and birder in the American west."and#151;Rich Stallcup, Point Reyes Bird Observatory
The only complete and authoritative guide to California's 108 dragonflies and damselflies.
The Exclamation Damsel, Bison Snaketail, Powdered Dancer, Black Meadowhawk, and Sedge Sprite are just a few of the dragonflies and damselflies identified in this complete guide to Californiaand#8217;s abundant Odonates.
o Species accounts discuss identification in the field and in the hand, behavior, habitat associations, geographic distribution, and flight season
o Includes 40 vivid full-color plates and supplemental black-and-white drawings
o Provides a general overview of dragonfly anatomy, behavior, life history, and a complete set of range maps
About the Author
Timothy D. Manolis is an artist, illustrator, and biological consultant. From 1986 to 1990, he was the editor and art director of the magazine Mainstream. His papers on birds and his bird illustrations have appeared in many journals and magazines.