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Distributed for Association Vahatra in Antananarivo

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Madagascar and the Western Indian Ocean Islands

Bilingual edition

A highly illustrated guide to the spectacular dragonflies and damselflies of the Malagasy Region.

This is the first book on the spectacular dragonflies and damselflies of the Malagasy Region, covering over 190 species known from Madagascar, as well as thirty-six additional species found in the archipelagos of the Comoros, Mascarenes, and Seychelles. About 180 species, four of every five present, live nowhere else on Earth. Over 205 photographs illustrate 138 species, many in print for the first time.

194 pages | 205 color plates | 6 x 8 1/4

Madagascar Guides

Biological Sciences: Natural History


"A must have for anyone with an interest in the Odonata of the region!"

Birdbooker Report

Table of Contents

Table des matières / Table of contents

Remerciements / Acknowledgements

Partie 1. Aperçu de la faune régionale des odonates / Part 1. An overview of the regional Odonata fauna

Introduction / Introduction

Diversité et endémisme / Diversity and endemism

Historique / History

Conservation / Conservation

Trouver des odonates / Finding Odonata

Collecter des adults / Collecting adults

Collecter des larves et leurs peaux / Collecting larvae and their skins

Identification / Identification

Glossaire définissant les termes utilisés / Glossary of terms

Partie 2. Les odonates de la Région malgache / Part 2. The Odonata of the Malagasy Region

Introduction / Introduction

Demoiselles – Zygoptera / Damselflies - Zygoptera

Libellules vraies – Anisoptera / True dragonflies – Anisoptera

Références / References

Index / Index

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