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Field Guides & Natural History  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Dragonflies & Damselflies (Odonata)

Dragonflies of Russia: Illustrated Photo Guide [Russian]

Field / Identification Guide
By: VV Onishko(Author), Oleg E Kosterin(Author), Nikita Vikhrev(Preface By)
479 pages, 1000+ colour photos
Publisher: Fiton XXI
Dragonflies of Russia: Illustrated Photo Guide [Russian]
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  • Dragonflies of Russia: Illustrated Photo Guide [Russian] ISBN: 9785906811912 Hardback Jan 2021 In stock
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Language: Russian witn scientific nomenclature

The book offers the first detailed description of the appearance, life history, distribution and diagnostic characteristics of all 156 species of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) known to date from the territory of the Russian Federation, based on the authors' extensive experience and scientific literature. Each species is illustrated with original natural photographs of both sexes as well as examples of intra-species variation.

Additionally, for each species there are short descriptions of the imagos of both sexes, and its change with age are given. Many recently revealed facts are published here for the first time. There are no distribution maps as the actual range of Odonata borders in Russia remain unknown to a large extent. As is usual in guides based on illustrations, there are no identification keys but diagnostic differences between similar species are provided instead.

The introduction leads a reader through the structure, life cycle, habits and classification of dragonflies. The combination of thorough descriptions of differences between similar species, rich illustrations and a detailed introduction allows readers to identify dragonfly species without keys or any specialized knowledge. This book unites the features of a popular atlas with an academic work and fills the gap existing in Russian literature concerning such a conspicuous and attractive group of flying insects as the dragonflies. The book is aimed at a broad range of nature lovers but, as a compilation of all existing knowledge of dragonflies of the country, it will be useful for entomologists as well.

Summary in Russian:
В книге впервые дается детальное описание внешности, биологии, распространения и отличительных признаков всех 156 видов стрекоз (Odonata), известных с территории Российской Федерации, основанное на обширных собственных данных авторов и существующей научной литературе. Каждый вид проиллюстрирован сделанными в природе оригинальными фотографиями взрослых особей обоего пола, а также вариантов внутривидовой изменчивости. Многие факты, ставшие известными в последнее время, публикуются впервые. Введение знакомит читателя со строением, жизненным циклом, образом жизни и классификацией стрекоз. Подробно изложенные отличия между сходными видами в сочетании с богатым иллюстративным материалом и детальным введением делают возможным определение стрекоз без использования определительных ключей и в отсутствие специальных знаний. Книга объединяет в себе черты популярного атласа и научного издания и заполняет существующий в отечественной литературе пробел по такой яркой и привлекательной группе летающих насекомых, как стрекозы.

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Field / Identification Guide
By: VV Onishko(Author), Oleg E Kosterin(Author), Nikita Vikhrev(Preface By)
479 pages, 1000+ colour photos
Publisher: Fiton XXI
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