Dragonflies and Damselflies of Costa Rica

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Costa Rica

A Field Guide

Zona Tropical Publications / Antlion Media

by Dennis R. Paulson and William A. Haber

Published by: Cornell University Press

416 pages, 140.00 x 216.00 x 0.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9781501713163
  • Published: May 2021



Among the largest of all insects, dragonflies and damselflies are conspicuous. Active during the day, often brightly colored, and extremely photogenic—something about their appearance and dashing flight suggests a primeval world of tree ferns and dinosaurs.

The first guide of its kind, this book includes an in-depth introduction with an overview of Costa Rican biodiversity and illustrated morphological terms. The species accounts show males and females of most species, detailed illustrations and close-ups of key distinguishing features, and descriptions of habitat, behavior, and range. Dragonflies and Damselflies of Costa Rica gives readers the information they need to identify nearly every species in the country. Experienced dragonfly fans and new enthusiasts alike will find it an indispensable resource.