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Damselflies of the Northeast : A Guide to the Species of Eastern Canada & the Northeastern United States epub download

by Ed Lam


Covers 69 species and subspecies. Includes an introduction to damselfly anatomy. A fabulous field guide to the damselflies with amazing illustrations.

Covers 69 species and subspecies. The book is organized taxonomically with the most primitive family Calopterygidae followed by Lestidae and finally Coenagrionidae. Each genus has its common name listed, some notes and brief identification characteristics.

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This book is a field guide to all the species of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) in the eastern United States and Canada, east of the western boundaries of Ontario, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana. I chose state and provincial boundaries rather than the exact middle of the continent because naturalists’ interests and odonate record keeping are typically at this level. Because odonate diversity is higher in the East, the continent has been divided in this way to allocate similar numbers of species to the already published western guide and this eastern guide.

Lam E (2004) Damselflies of the Northeast: A guide to the species of Eastern Canada . McPeek MA, Brown JM (2000) Building a regional species pool: diversification of the Enallagma damselflies in eastern North America. Ecology 81:904–920Google Scholar.

Lam E (2004) Damselflies of the Northeast: A guide to the species of Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States. Biodiversity Books, Forest Hills, New YorkGoogle Scholar. Legendre P, Legendre L (1998) Numerical ecology, 2nd ed. Elsevier Science BV, AmsterdamGoogle Scholar. Master LL, Stein BA, Kutner LS, Hammerson GA (2000) Vanishing assets: conservation status of . NatureServe (2005) NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life.

United States, take a look at Ed Lam’s Damselflies of the Northeast: A Guide to the Species of Eastern Canada & the Northeastern United States, a beautiful book featuring Ed’s incredible illustrations.

If you live in the northeast United States, take a look at Ed Lam’s Damselflies of the Northeast: A Guide to the Species of Eastern Canada & the Northeastern United States, a beautiful book featuring Ed’s incredible illustrations. I’ve found Giff Beaton’s Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast very useful whenever I travel south. John Abbott, author of the previously mentioned damselflies of Texas guide, has also written Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States.

The Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture (Henry Holt Reference Book). Coauthors & Alternates.

The Northeast is one of the four regions defined by the United States Census Bureau for the collection and analysis of statistics.

Damselflies of the Northeast. By Ed Lam Biodiversity Books, 2004 ISBN: 0975401505 Cite: 4023. It should be useful for all of the eastern US. A lovely little book, just under 100 pages. Covers all 69 species/forms of damselflies from the northeastern US (Virginia northward) and eastern Canada. There is an introduction to damseflies with detailed diagrams explaining anatomic terms, and there are two pages of references. The book has superior typography and design.

Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States. Oxford University Press.

Damselflies of the Northeast: A Guide to the Species of Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States. Forest Hills, NY. Vanishing assets: Conservation status of US species Pp 93-108 Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States. Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States.

A comprehensive identification guide to the damselflies of the Northeast, from Canada to Virginia. Covers 69 species and subspecies. Includes an introduction to damselfly anatomy, behavior, and life cycle. Fully illustrated with more than 300 detailed paintings, drawings, and photographs. Range maps to the county level.

Damselflies of the Northeast : A Guide to the Species of Eastern Canada & the Northeastern United States epub download

ISBN13: 978-0975401507

ISBN: 0975401505

Author: Ed Lam

Category: No category

Language: English

Publisher: Biodiversity Books; 1st edition (2004)

Pages: 96 pages

ePUB size: 1641 kb

FB2 size: 1295 kb

Rating: 4.7

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Minnai
I take pictures of wildlife as a hobby, particularly macro shots of insects and spiders. I'm also a biologist by trade, so I'm always interested in correctly identifying each of the species I photograph. Damsels and dragons are particularly photogenic, but they have such phenotypic variability that they are frustrating to identify. I have Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Northeast, but it's really not the best at pointing out the tiny differences that can be used to differentiate specific species. Plus, I'm a visual person so I like to see the differences, not just read about them in the text. So, anyway, I really couldn't use that book to confidently ID damselflies.

But Ed Lam's book is just what I needed. He's included images of so many of the phenotypic variations and provides excellent visual keys for figuring out the tough species! This book is an ideal example of how a field guide should be. It's a shame that it's only available through resellers, but I guess the topic is too specific to reach a wide audience. I really hope that some day he makes a book for NE dragonflies too.
Minnai
I take pictures of wildlife as a hobby, particularly macro shots of insects and spiders. I'm also a biologist by trade, so I'm always interested in correctly identifying each of the species I photograph. Damsels and dragons are particularly photogenic, but they have such phenotypic variability that they are frustrating to identify. I have Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Northeast, but it's really not the best at pointing out the tiny differences that can be used to differentiate specific species. Plus, I'm a visual person so I like to see the differences, not just read about them in the text. So, anyway, I really couldn't use that book to confidently ID damselflies.

But Ed Lam's book is just what I needed. He's included images of so many of the phenotypic variations and provides excellent visual keys for figuring out the tough species! This book is an ideal example of how a field guide should be. It's a shame that it's only available through resellers, but I guess the topic is too specific to reach a wide audience. I really hope that some day he makes a book for NE dragonflies too.
Amarin
As an life long active birder, I am pretty familiar with field guides in general. This one is simply a masterpiece and not only is this the best field guide for damselflies, I think it may be the best field guide of any kind I have ever seen. The artwork is superb, but the organization and presentation of field marks is what sets this guide apart. For example, at first glance all bluets look alike, but the guide clearly points out the differences and makes it almost effortless to identify the different species with confidence. I am also impressed with the fact that there is a lot of technical detail for experts, but the guide is very accessible for beginners. My only complaint is I wish the book had wider coverage. I am fortunate to live in the area covered by this guide, but its hard to go to other areas and not have Ed's book to guide me! How about it Ed? A national guide? Extremely highly recommended for beginners through experts.
Amarin
As an life long active birder, I am pretty familiar with field guides in general. This one is simply a masterpiece and not only is this the best field guide for damselflies, I think it may be the best field guide of any kind I have ever seen. The artwork is superb, but the organization and presentation of field marks is what sets this guide apart. For example, at first glance all bluets look alike, but the guide clearly points out the differences and makes it almost effortless to identify the different species with confidence. I am also impressed with the fact that there is a lot of technical detail for experts, but the guide is very accessible for beginners. My only complaint is I wish the book had wider coverage. I am fortunate to live in the area covered by this guide, but its hard to go to other areas and not have Ed's book to guide me! How about it Ed? A national guide? Extremely highly recommended for beginners through experts.
Quemal
Ed Lam's Damselfly illustrations are superb. They clearly show all the field marks needed to identify all of the Damselflies that reside in the northeastern U.S. I have used it to correct the identification of a number of Damselflies that I have photographed over the past decade. The other Damselfly field guides pale in comparison. I highly recommend this for all people interested in Damselflies.
Quemal
Ed Lam's Damselfly illustrations are superb. They clearly show all the field marks needed to identify all of the Damselflies that reside in the northeastern U.S. I have used it to correct the identification of a number of Damselflies that I have photographed over the past decade. The other Damselfly field guides pale in comparison. I highly recommend this for all people interested in Damselflies.
DEAD-SHOT
Ed Lam has done a masterful job in creating this guide. Although putatively a guide to species from Virginia north through New England, I've found it to be my "go-to" book for identifying the damselfly species found in my area of the Missouri Ozarks, as well.

Beautiful illustrations, and an excellent description and depiction of species characteristics help to make identification of even pesky types (bluets) much easier.

This book would be a bargain at three times its small cost. I recommend it without reservation
DEAD-SHOT
Ed Lam has done a masterful job in creating this guide. Although putatively a guide to species from Virginia north through New England, I've found it to be my "go-to" book for identifying the damselfly species found in my area of the Missouri Ozarks, as well.

Beautiful illustrations, and an excellent description and depiction of species characteristics help to make identification of even pesky types (bluets) much easier.

This book would be a bargain at three times its small cost. I recommend it without reservation
Datrim
Best Damselfly book I have seen. The artwork is detailed and exceptional. Species details are well covered.
Datrim
Best Damselfly book I have seen. The artwork is detailed and exceptional. Species details are well covered.
Jeyn
Excellent Resource
Jeyn
Excellent Resource
Marg
I recently have gotten into Odonates and now can identify most dragonflies I see, but found the damselflies rather intimidating and frustrating. No more. The chrystal-clear images have given me more confidence and motivation to learn more.
Marg
I recently have gotten into Odonates and now can identify most dragonflies I see, but found the damselflies rather intimidating and frustrating. No more. The chrystal-clear images have given me more confidence and motivation to learn more.
The pictures are so detailed I use it as a feild guide. My hat is off to the author.
The pictures are so detailed I use it as a feild guide. My hat is off to the author.