Italy is now coming out of lockdown and we're very much looking forward to going out into the field again to photograph our favourite subjects. We will still have to assume, though, that some of the field trips abroad which we had planned for later in the year may not go ahead.
In the meantime we would like to draw your attention to a new field guide which has recently been published as part of the WILDGuides series: Dave Smallshire & Andy Swash's Europe's Dragonflies - A field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies.
We are very proud to have cooperated with the authors of this magnificent new field guide by contributing over 350 of our photographs.
Here is a brief description from the promotional literature:
Europe's Dragonflies is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed photographic field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Europe. Written by two well-travelled experts, the book covers all 140 resident and vagrant species recorded, focussing on the field identification of adult insects. Concise species profiles highlight key identification features and provide information on behaviour, habitat preferences, distribution, flight periods, status and conservation. Other sections cover identification tips, conservation status and legislation. Presenting an unsurpassed selection of images of the highest quality, this is the go-to guide for anyone wishing to know more about these amazing and fascinating insects.
- Comprehensive coverage of every species of damselfly and dragonfly recorded in Europe
- Stunning colour plates showing males, females, immatures, colour forms, subspecies and typical habitat for every species
- Over 1,200 superb photographs, supplemented with illustrations of fine details
- Detailed profiles for the 140 resident and vagrant species
- Unique comparison plates for difficult groups
- Easy to use by beginners and experts alike, avoiding technical terms
The field guide is now available for order e.g. at the following address: Europe's Dragonflies.