Dragonflies and damselflies of South Africa by Michael J. Samways

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Published by Pensoft in Sofia [Bulgaria] .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Life Sciences,
  • Animals,
  • Damselflies,
  • NATURE,
  • SCIENCE,
  • Entomology,
  • Insects & Spiders,
  • Zoology,
  • Dragonflies

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementMichael J. Samways
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL520.26.S6 S26 2008eb
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] /
Pagination1 online resource (297 p.)
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27033144M
ISBN 101435640799, 1281431966
ISBN 109781435640795, 9781281431967
OCLC/WorldCa226248809

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South Africa's dragonflies are particularly interesting as many are special or. On the right are listed another 78 species recorded further north in southern Africa but not (yet) in South Africa.

In all, 11 families of Odonata are represented in the region, seven damselflies (Zygoptera) and four dragonflies (Anisoptera) and these are arranged in these lists in taxonomic order, damselflies first. The home of Dragonflies & Damselflies of Southern Africa. Urothemis luciana, St_Lucia Basker, Male One of the smallest Dragonflies in the southern region.

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A basic guide to the differences between Damselflies and Dragonflies. Damselflies. Damselflies are usually slender and their flight weak. About this book. In this fully revised edition of A Guide to the Dragonflies & Damselflies of South Africa, all species known to occur in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland are described and illustrated, grouped according to family (six dragonfly and six damselfly families).

The species entries feature scans of live insects (close-up and side-view images) and. Author: Warwick Tarboton,Michele Tarboton; Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa ISBN: Category: Nature Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» In this fully revised edition of A Guide to Dragonflies & Damselflies of South Africa, all species known to occur in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland are described and illustrated, grouped.

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There are a wide number of mating behaviors exhibited by the Odonata. About this book. Dragonflies are a beautiful, important and conspicuous component of freshwater, whether still or flowing. They are also important indicators of freshwater quality and condition, which is significant for current and future conservation initiatives in South Africa.

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town, RondeboschSouth Africa African Dragonflies & Damselflies Online is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International License. [ Page served: Mon, 11 May + ]. This field guide to all the dragonflies and damselflies of South Africa, a total of species, addresses a growing area of interest and fills the gap left two previous books on the topic, now both out of print.

Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Samways, Michael J. Dragonflies and damselflies of South Africa. Sofia [Bulgaria]: Pensoft, Dragonflies and damselflies of South Africa.

Sofia & Moscow: Pensoft Publishers. Samways & Simaika Manual of Freshwater Assessment for South Africa: Dragonfly Biotic Index. Suricata No. South African National Biodiversity Institute), Pretoria.

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A detailed introduction covers behaviour, life cycles, biology and breeding; species accounts focus on identification and distribution, with all species illustrated in colour.

Damselflies and Dragonflies of South Africa © John Wilkinson & Rob Dickinson: Home: About: Dragonflies. South Africa’s true dragonflies include four families and 44 genera within the sub-order Anisoptera, whereas damselflies in the sub-order Zygoptera include seven families and 17 genera.

A sum-mary of South Africa’s dragonfly and damselfly families, genera and species are shown in Tables 2 and 3, respectively. South Africa’s larg. Few animal groups can represent the greatest (insects) and most threatened (freshwater) biodiversity on earth as well as dragonflies, perhaps the best-known and most colourful of all aquatic insects.

Fifteen years in development, The Dragonflies and Damselflies of eastern Africa is the first handbook of its extent and detail on tropical Odonata. In this fully revised edition of A Guide to Dragonflies & Damselflies of South Africa, all species known to occur in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland are described and illustrated, grouped according to family (six dragonfly and six damselfly families).

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- Informative and comprehensive Category: BOOKS_AND_REFERENCE. This book is an account of two years spent getting to know Britain's most dazzling and enigmatic insects - the dragonflies and damselflies.

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Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East features hundreds of color photos that depict all the species found in the region, detailed line drawings to aid in-hand identification, and a color distribution map for every species — and the book’s compact size and user-friendly design make it the only guide you need in the field.

Species accounts. The common names of the odonate families as well as individual species below conform to those used in A Field Guide to the Damselflies of South Africa () and A Field Guide to the Dragonflies of South Africa () by Warwick & Michele Tarboton.

In some cases these common names differ from those commonly in use in North America. A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, infraorder Anisoptera (from Greek ἄνισος anisos, "unequal" and πτερόν pteron, "wing", because the hindwing is broader than the forewing).Adult dragonflies are characterized by large, multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong, transparent wings, sometimes with coloured patches, and an elongated : Insecta.

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Dragonflies and damselflies are large, stunningly beautiful insects, as readily observable as birds and butterflies.Dragonflies. Ninety one species of dragonflies and damselflies (collectively called odonata) have been recorded in the Waterberg to date and they constitute a little over half of the species recorded in South Africa.

These are listed below and a spreadsheet of this list can be downloaded here.

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