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The Dragonflies of Hong Kong [English / Chinese]

Field / Identification GuideIdentification Key

By: Tam Tze-Wai(Author), Leung Ka-King(Author), Boris SP Kwan(Author), Karrie KY Wu(Author), Simon SH Tang(Author), Ivy WY So(Author), Josephine CY Cheng(Author), Edward FM Yuen(Author), Tsang Yu-Man(Author), Hui Wing-Leun(Author), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department(Author)

368 pages, 400+ colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations

Huayu Nature Book Trade Co.Ltd

Paperback | Jan 2011 | #203800 | ISBN-13: 9789882113992
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NHBS Price: £52.99 $69/€60 approx

About this book

Language: Bilingual in English and Chinese

Although Hong Kong is famous for its skyscrapers, this city has a rich and unique diversity of dragonflies. Since the first local dragonfly species, including two endemic species, has been recorded in Hong Kong. The dragonflies of Hong Kong opens the door to the understing and identification of these 116 dragonfil species by providing a comprehensive key of adults, and descriptions of their characteristics (larva and both male and female adults), living habits, habitat, update distributional data and data and local status. With its easy-to-read text in Chinese and English and over 400 spectacular photographs, The Dragonflies of Hong Kong is an essential reference for ecologists and anyone interested in these winged jewels of Hong Kong.


Dragonfly Anatomy
Life History
The Hong Kong Species-adults
Key to Suborders
Key to Families of Zygoptera
Keys to Genera and Species of Zygoptera
Key to Families of Anisoptera
Keys to Species and Genera of Anisoptera
Oder Odonata
Suborder Zygoptera(Damselfies)
Family Diphlebiidae
Family Calopterygidae
Family Chlorocyphidae
Family Euphaeidae
Family Lestidae
Family Megapodagrionidae
Family Coenagrionidae
Family Platycnemidiae
Family Platystictidae
Family Protoneuridae
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Aeshnidae
Family Gomphidae
Family Macromiidae
Family Corduliidae
Family Libellulidae
Potertial Species
Dragonfli Watching Tips and Code
Index of Scientific Names

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