Language: Trilingual in English, Czech, and Indonesian
Dragonflies of Sungai Wain is a beautiful book that represents a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the dragonflies of Borneo. Not much is known about the dragonfly fauna of south-eastern Kalimantan and Dragonflies of Sungai Wain will help both visitors to Borneo and local researchers and enthusiasts to identify many of the species that can be found in the lowlands.
As well as enabling the identification of many species, Dragonflies of Sungai Wain also illustrates the difficulties that are faced in the identification of some tropical forest species, even for experts. The reader is given not only information and images of the species themselves, but an insight into how dragonflies are entwined with the habitat in which they are found, and how changes to that habitat affect them, and how they in turn reflect those changes. It is to be hoped that Dragonflies of Sungai Wain will encourage people to visit Sungai Wain, and other locations in Kalimantan, to look for dragonflies, and, most importantly, that it will stimulate local interest in these insects and their role as bio-indicators. The book contains color scans of 82 species, 20 habitat photos, and 23 photos of living species.