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Index of Dragonflies Sabah |
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| Traditional Chinese Version | English Version |
Dragonflies and damselflies have large compound eyes that can see in all directions. When the compound eye is magnified several hundred times, each individual facet (ommatidium) is shown to be hexagonal in shape.
|Eyes separated widely from other||Eyes meet partially along a seam||Eyes barely touch at a centre point||Eyes meet along a long seam||Eyes close but not quite touching|
Some of Libellulidae
Some of Libellulidae
Dragonflies active under strong sunshine
Fast key to dragonfly species http://www.bio.georgiasouthern.edu
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A Guide to the Dragonflies of Borneo: Their Identification and Biology By: Orr A G
The first guide to the dragonflies of Borneo Island. The most comprehensive coverage for any tropical region. 275 species (60%) occurring on the island are described and illustrated in photographs and 25 beautiful plates of 1/2-wing drawings. Chapters on biology, classification and ecology, as well as a complete checklist. 19.5 x 26.5 cm.
Many more yet to be discovered, Borneo has one of the richest and most exciting dragonfly faunas in the world. More than 40% species found nowhere else, making Borneo the most distinctive sub-region of Sundaland. It is home to such spectacular species as Tetracanthagyna plagiata, the heaviest of all dragonflies, many beautiful picture-winged chlorocyphids and euphaeids, and high-altitude endemics such as Matronoides cyaneipennis restricted to Mount Kinabalu and nearby mountains.
text augments the illustrations and provides useful information on
Introductory chapters discuss structure and general biology, ecology and
conservation, faunistics and biogeography and collecting techniques and
photography. There is a complete and up to date checklist. Illustrated
keys to families of adults give the reader an understanding of the
structures used in classifying dragonflies and augment the usefulness of
the illustrations of entire insects. Main larval forms are shown. This
book will be useful not just in Borneo, but also in neighboring parts of
Pocket Guide to Dragonflies of Peninsular Malaysia
127 pages, colour illus, map.
Dragonflies are among the most beautiful of insects. Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore are home to more than 230 species (twice the number found in Europe). They include some of the most exquisite forms found anywhere in the World. They occur wherever there is suitable fresh water habitat. Many species frequent the borders of garden ponds in our largest cities, perching on lily pads with glowing red bodies in striking contrast to their green platform. Others haunt swift clear streams in virgin rainforest, while yet others are confined to blackwater swamps. A few occur deep in the forest understorey, far from streams or pools, where they breed in the water accumulated in cavities in tree trunks. This book figures 98.7% of species known from Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. For most, coloured drawings of the whole insect (omitting one pair of wings) are provided. Where necessary, coloured or monochrome drawings showing diagnostic features are also included. For some species, especially small Zygoptera (damselflies), only detailed structures are figured, as the general resemblance between close species is strong. A wide range of larval types is also figured.
Odonata related sites in Britain and Ireland
|Dragonflies of the Hampshire and Surrey Borders|
|Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust|
|Dragonflies and Damselflies of Wimbledon and Putney Commons|
|Dragonfly Ireland project|
|Staffordshire Ecological Record - A Survey of the Dragonflies of Lichfield|
|Yorkshire branch of the British Dragonfly Society|
|Toxicity tests on Stylurus amnicola (Great Lakes Fisheries Commission)|
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Pearlstone, P. S. M. 1973. The food of damselfly larvae in Marion Lake, British Columbia. Syesis 6:33-39.
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Selys-Longchamps, E. de. 1875. Notes on Odonata from Newfoundland collected in 1874 by Mr. John Milne. Entomologists Monthly Magazine 11:241-243.
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Walker, E. M. 1953. The Odonata of Canada and Alaska, Vol. 1. University of Toronto Press: Toronto, Ontario. xi + 292 pp.
Walsh, B. D. 1862. List of the Pseudoneuroptera of Illinois contained in the cabinet of the writer, with descriptions of over forty new species, and notes on their structural affinities. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 1862:361-402.
Walsh, B. D. 1863. Observations on certain N. A. neuroptera by Hagen, M. D., of Konigsberg, Prussia; translated from the original French MS., and published by permission of the author, with notes and descriptions of about twenty new N. A. species of Pseudoneuroptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 2:167-272. [note: see also Walsh, B. D. 1862 for original description of adults, which were named in Walsh 1863. Source: Westfall and May 1996 ).
Westfall, M. J., Jr. and M. L. May. 1996. Damselflies of North America. Scientific Publishers: Gainesville, Florida. x + 650 pp.