|Authors||Jean-Pierre Boudot, Daniel Grand, Hansruedi & Christian Monnerat|
Written by the best specialists, this book is the current reference on the Odonata of France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
The introductory chapters provide an update on the systematics, biology, biogeography and ecology of dragonflies, but also on their relationship with humans and threats to these insects that indicate the health status of wetlands. Species profiles detail the 104 species and subspecies mentioned in the study area, including six vagrants and give details on field criteria, distribution, ecology, behaviour, threats, etc. Phenology and protective measures are presented for each taxon in the form of tables.
At the end of the book, a bibliography of almost 800 references will give the most demanding readers access to the essential literature on the Odonata, from the founding works to the most recent publications.