Odonate Literature

The following publications are accessible to the beginner

Beaton, G.  2007.  Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast. University of Georgia Press.  ISBN 0820327956.

Biggs, K. 2000. Common Dragonflies of California A Beginner's Pocket Guide. Azalea Creek Publishing (http://www.sonic.net/dragonfly/azaleaforth.html). [Also available from IORI Store http://www.afn.org/~iori/oinstore.html ]

Brunelle, P.M. 1999. Distribution of damselflies and dragonflies(Odonata) of Maine, United States. Northeastern Naturalist 6(1):35-38.

Carpenter, V.A. 1997. Dragonflies and damselflies of Cape Cod. Edition 2. The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster, Massachusetts. 80 p. ISBN 0-916275-06-X.

Corbet, P.S. 1999. Dragonflies: Behavior and Ecology of Odonata. Cornell University Press. ISBN 0-8014-2592-1.

Dubois, R.  2005.  Damselflies of the North Woods. Kollath-Stensas. ISBN 0967379377.

Dunkle, S.W. 1990. Damselflies of Florida, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Scientific Publishers Nature Guide # 3. ISBN 0945417853 [Available from
IORI Store http://www.afn.org/~iori/oinstore.html   ]

Dunkle, S.W. 1989. Dragonflies of the Florida Peninsula, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Scientific Publishers Nature Guide # 1. ISBN 0945417233
[Available from IORI Store http://www.afn.org/~iori/oinstore.html   ]

Dunkle, S.W. 2000. Dragonflies through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America. Oxford Univ. Press. 266pp. ISBN 0195112687  [Available from IORI Store http://www.afn.org/~iori/oinstore.html   ]

Holder, M. 1996. The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Algonquin Provincial Park. The Friend of Algonquin Park, Algonquin Park Technical Bulletin, no.11. 40 p. (Currently being revised and expanded; anticipated release Spring 2002)

Lam, E.  2004. Damselflies of the Northeast.  Biodiversity Books, Forest Hills, N.Y.  http://homepage.mac.com/edlam/book.html

Legler, K & D, & D. Westover. 1998. A Color Guide to Common Dragonflies of Wisconsin. 76 plates. $19.95 (inc postage). Available from Karl Legler, 429 Franklin St. Sauk City, WI 53583-1228. http://userpages.chorus.net/karlndot/

Mead, K.  2003. Dragonflies of the North Woods. Adventure Publications. ISBN 0967379369.

Nikula, B, J. Sones, D. Stokes, & L. Stokes. 2002.    Stoke’s Beginners Guide To Dragonflies and Damselflies - by Blair Nikula, Jackie Sones, Donald Stokes, Lillian Stokes. 2002. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0-316-81679-5.  $8.95  http://www.odenews.net/stokesguide.htm

Nikula, B, J.L. Loose, and M.R. Burne.  2003. A Field Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies of Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. Mass. Division of Fisheries & Wildlife. Boston, MA.  Massachusetts Natural Heritage Program

Paulson, D.R., and S.W. Dunkle. 1999. A Checklist of North American Odonata: Including English Name, Etymology, Type Locality, and Distribution. Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Occassional Paper Number 56, Tacoma, Washington.

Silsby, J.  2001.  Dragonflies of the World.  Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, D.C. ISBN 1560989599

These publications are more technical, but rich in information.

Garrison, R.N., N. von Ellenreider, and J.A. Loutin. 2006.  Dragonfly Genera of the New World: An Illustrated and Annotated Key to the Anisoptera.  The Johns Hopkins University Press.  ISBN 0801884462

Needham, J.G., M. J. Westfall and M.L. May. 2014.  Dragonflies of North America. 3rd ed. Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, Florida. ISBN 0945417993

Walker, E.M. 1953. The Odonata of Canada and Alaska: vol. 1: part I: general. part II: The zygoptera - damselflies. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Ontario.

Walker, E.M. 1958. The Odonata of Canada and Alaska: vol. 2: part III: The anisoptera - four families. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Ontario. ISBN 0-8020-7076-0.

Walker, E.M. and P.S. Corbet. 1978. The Odonata of Canada and Alaska: vol.3: part III: The anisoptera - three families. Edition 2. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Ontario. ISBN 0-8020-5321-1. 308 p.

Westfall, M.J. and M.L. May. 2006. Damselflies of North America. (2nd edition) Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, Florida. ISBN 0-945417-93-4.