Field Guide to the Dragonflies & Damselflies of Northwest India

  • Title : Field Guide to the Dragonflies & Damselflies of Northwest India
  • Author : Dheerendra Singh
  • ISBN 13 : 9788194332329
  • Year : 2022
  • Language : English
  • Binding : Softcover
  • MRP : Rs 2450
  • Selling Price : Rs 2132
  • Discount : 13%
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The book is a first of its kind, lavishly illustrated, and beautifully designed field guide which provides the first comprehensive overview of Odonata of the northwestern part of India, comprising two main geographic regions: the Himalayan range & the Gangetic Plain, as well as the west the arid zones of the Great Indian Desert or the Thar Desert. This Field Guide covers the states of Jammu-Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. 162 species of damselflies (Zygoptera) and dragonflies (Anisoptera) are, described and illustrated in this Field Guide. The book includes in-depth details of general knowledge of dragonflies like anatomy, life history, behavior, habitat, & an outline of the geography, ecology, & biogeography of Northwest India. An illustrated identification key to the species has been provided and is kept as simple as possible to help find the right family, genus, & species, supported by numerous drawings to show the meaning of the technical terms mentioned in the text. The description of each family provides an introduction giving brief information about the worldwide distribution, & the status of that family within present Indian borders, followed by a basic overview of the general characteristics. The species account provides a general statement of a first impression of a species at a glance in the field, field characters; sometimes hand characters (illustrated in the identification keys), habits and behavior, & habitat followed by a distribution (range, India, NW India), status and flight period. Distribution maps are shown for all species based on studied literature and authors’ field observations. Photographs show a male, female, and variations for most species and point out the main numbered characters to observe in the field. Illustrated throughout in color over 500 photos are neatly placed in this book. Common English names for families & species along with scientific names are provided