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Pictorial Handbook on Damselflies and Dragonflies (Odonata: Insecta) of Rajasthan

Field / Identification Guide

By: Gaurav Sharma (Author)

266 pages, 93 plates with colour photos; b/w illustrations, tables

Zoological Survey of India

Hardback | Apr 2015 | #225933 | ISBN-13: 9788181714091
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NHBS Price: £65.99 $83/€78 approx

About this book

Language: English

This monograph introduces the dragon- and damselflies of the Indian state of Rajasthan, and contain a sizeable introduction the study area, as well as an extensive selection of chapters on dragon- and damselfly biology.


Contents

I. Study Area: Rajasthan
1. Introduction
2. Thar Desert or Great Indian Desert
3. Aravalli hill ranges
4. Geology
5. River valley catchments
6. Rainfall pattern
7. Temperature regimes
8. Forests
9.  Tropical thorn forests
10. Tropical dry deciduous forests
11. Central Indian Sub-tropical hill forests
12. National parks and wildlife sanctuaries
References

II. Odonata (Damselflies and Dragonflies)
1. Introduction
2. Habitat
3. Life cycle
4. Aquatic stage
5. Terrestrial stage
6. Historical resume
7. Behavioral patterns
8. Feeding behaviour
9. Reproductive behaviour
10. Emergence
11. Life history study
12. Species diversity
13. Discussion
14. Role as biological control agent
15. Need for conservation
16. Economic value of odonates
17. Summary

Some frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Damselflies and Dragonflies (Odonata) Associations and Societies globally
Odonata information websites
Glossary
Bibliography
Photoplates


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