Damselflies of Alberta
Flying Neon Toothpicks in the GrassBook - 2004
With iridescent blues and greens, damselflies are some of the most beautiful flying insects as well as the most primitive. As members of the insect order Odonata they are related to dragonflies but are classified in a separate suborder. These aquatic insects are a delight to the eye and a fascinating creature of study. In Damselflies of Alberta, naturalist John Acorn describes the twenty-two species native to the province. Exhaustively researched, yet written in an accessible style, the author's enthusiasm for these flying neon toothpicks is compelling. More than a field guide, this is a passionate investigation into one of nature's winged marvels of the wetlands.
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, 2004
Branch Call Number: 595.733097123 ACO 2004 22
Characteristics: xi, 156 p. : col. ill., col. maps