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Dragonflies and Damselflies of California
By Tim Manolis
University of California Press, 2003
ISBN: 0-520-23567-3
Cite: 9874 with citation markup [cite:9874]

Wonderful Field Guide for California Odonata!
  • Much interesting general (and specific) information about Odonata.
  • Easy to use key to family. Detailed descriptions for all 108 known (in 2003) species in California.
  • Great illustrations dipicting overall features for each species. Many additional figures illustrating and/or comparing subtle details in and among species.
  • Sturdy binding & cover for field use.
Very clear and detailed...written at an intelligent level while accessible to a novice. A pleasure to read and a wonderful resource for a beginning student (like me) of Odonata in California. Highly recommended!

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