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Order Odonata - Dragonflies and Damselflies

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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

Somatochlora of Southern Ontario
By Peter B. Mills
Self published, 2015
http://www.peterbmills.com/somatochlora.html

You can get a free PDF or order a printed copy of this book.

A great little regional guide to a tough genus of dragonflies.

The Blue Darners: dragonflies of the genus Aeshna in British Columbia
By Rob Cannings
Royal British Columbia Museum (online), 1996

A synopsis of Argia of the US with keys and descriptions of new spp., Argia sabino, A. leonorae, and A. pima (Coenagrionidae).
By Garrison, R.W.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society 120(4): 287-368., 1994
[Cite:1636885

Rosser William Garrison. 1994. A synopsis of the genus Argia of the United States with keys and descriptions of new species, Argia sabino, A. leonorae, and A. pima (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 120(4): 287-368.

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A synopsis of all 29 species of Argia occurring north of Mexico includes keys to both sexes based primarily on caudal appendage morphology in males and morphology of the mesostigmal plates in the females, diagnoses, distributional notes and diagnostic illustrations.
Three new species, A. leonorae (Holotype male.-MEXICO: Nuevo Leon state, in FSCA), A. pima (Holotype male. - U.S.A.: Arizona, Pima Co., in USNM), and A. sabino (Holotype male. -U.S.A.: Arizona, Pima Co., in USNM) are described.

Identification manual for the damselfly larvae (Zygoptera) of Florida
By Richardson J.S.
Dept Envir. Prot., Tallahassee. 62 pp., 2010

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