Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Cordulegaster maculata - Twin-Spotted Spiketail


Dragonflies of Washington
By Dennis Paulson
Seattle Audubon Society, 1999
$6 booklet with nice introduction to Odonata of the Northwest

Dragonflies of the Florida Peninsula, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
By Sidney W. Dunkle
Scientific Publishers, 1989
Out of print, but worth having if you can find it. Has much larger photos than Dunkle's new book, Dragonflies Through Binoculars, though the coverage is limited.

Dragonflies (Natural World Series)
By Steve Brooks
Smithsonian Books/The Natural History Museum, London, 2003
Good life history information. Emphasizes European species.

Dragonflies: Behavior and Ecology of Odonata
By Philip S. Corbet
Comstock Pub Assoc, 1999
An expensive and exhaustive scientific work. Covers all aspects of odonate life history. Has excellent photographs of behavior.

Stokes Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies
By Donald and Lillian Stokes
Little, Brown and Company, 2002

Annotated Checklist of the Neuropterida of Virginia (Arthropoda: Insecta)
By Oliver S. Flint, Jr.
Banisteria, number 45, pages 3-47, 2015

New genera and species of Nearctic Neuropteroid insects.
By Banks, N.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society 26(3): 239-259., 1900
Full Text - JSTOR
Full Text - BHL

Banks, N. 1900. New genera and species of Nearctic Neuropteroid insects. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 26(3): 239-259.

Noteworthy records of orthopteroid and hemipteroid insects from southwestrn Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta
By Larson D.J.
Ent. Soc. Sask. 33(2): 10-14, 2014
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i thank Geoff Scudder for directing me towards this publication