Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ireland

A guide designed to encourage the recording of dragonflies and damselflies by using illustrations, text, maps and coloured photography to aid with identification.

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Dragonflies and Damselflies are regarded by many as the jewels of the insect world. For centuries, they have been revered by humans and celebrated in art, poetry and religion.

Today they are a very popular group with the naturalist, appreciated for their beauty and exceptional ability on the wing.The modern-day dragonflies are the descendants of giant insects that flew in the prehistoric forests of the Carboniferous era.

In this comprehensive follow-up to The Natural History of Ireland's Dragonflies, Brian Nelson and Robert Thompson combine their knowledge and research, based on twenty years of field study, to create an in-depth study of dragonflies and damselflies accompanied by beautiful photographs and illustrations.



  • Format: Hardback
  • Published On: 31 March 2014
  • Publisher: National Museums Northern Ireland/NMNI/Ulster Museum
  • ISBN / EAN: 9781909751149
  • Page Count: 136

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