Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West
By Dennis Paulson
Princeton, 2009
ISBN: 0691122814
Cite: 272886
Covers all dragonflies and damselflies of western North America north of Mexico. Excellent photos of every species, many figures of appendages and other details needed for identification.

Should cover most species in the east as well (eastern guide due in the next year or so). Might be a bit heavy for carrying around but otherwise looks great.

Wonderful book
Descriptions and pictures are super helpful, especially in the area of immature specimens. I also like the fact that there is a distribution map for each species.

Non functional link to Amazon...
Jason, for some reason the direct link that you provided to Amazon didn't work for me. Just in case others are interested (as I was!) in checking out this reference, click here to view the page at Amazon.

thinks it's fixed
Noticed that it wasn't working when I entered it, but the next one I checked wasn't either so I just assumed it was a bugguide issue. Changed the ISBN slightly and it seems ok.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.