Dragonflies and damselflies wear multiple hats. They are expert aerial acrobats, fierce predators, and keen travellers. Unravel their unique world with this compact, easy-to-use field guide, produced along with WWF–India that meticulously lists and describes 42 species seen in and around the Delhi National Capital Region.
These insects have always fascinated researchers and enthusiasts. From the time they roamed the Earth about 325 million years ago, as gigantic insects with massive wingspans, to now, in their more small and graceful, almost magical avatars. This book dives into their world, with colourful, high-quality photographs highlighting their features for easy identification.
As much for the expert, as it is for the beginner, Dragonflies & Damselflies In and Around Delhi also acts as an introduction to the Odonata's colourful world with handy information on morphology, life cycle, and even behaviour and is written in consultation with dragonflies and damselflies expert Dr K.A. Subramanian who is the senior editor. Conscious of the ecological threat to the species, the book also has a section on conservation.