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Nature Insects & Spiders

Damselflies of Alberta

Flying Neon Toothpicks in the Grass

by (author) John Acorn

Publisher
The University of Alberta Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2004
Category
Insects & Spiders, Natural History
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780888647573
    Publish Date
    Sep 2004
    List Price
    $23.99

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Description

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.

About the author

CHRIS FISHER is a university-educated naturalist with a research background in endangered species management and wildlife interpretation. He has conducted extensive birding expeditions throughout Canada, the United States and Thailand, and he has authored or co-authored several bird books.

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