Dragonflies and Damselflies of California
by Tim Manolis
hardbound, color illustrated plates, 201 pages
In detailed but accessible language, this book describes the complex anatomy and species differentiation of dragonflies and damselflies. Vision is the primary way that these creatures access and manipulate the environment to support their four highest priorities. After explaining feeding, anti-predator strategies, reproductive, thermoregulation and dispersal behaviors this work delves into the life cycle of these flies. A useful identification key is provided for identifying these fascinating creatures, along with distribution maps and color illustrated plates.