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Damselflies of Alberta: Flying Neon Toothpicks in the Grass

Damselflies of Alberta: Flying Neon Toothpicks in the Grass (Paperback)

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With iridescent blues and greens, damselflies are some of the most beautiful flying insects as well as the most primitive. As members of the insect order Odonata they are related to dragonflies but are classified in a separate suborder. These aquatic insects are a delight to the eye and a fascinating creature of study. In Damselflies of Alberta, naturalist John Acorn describes the twenty-two species native to the province. Exhaustively researched, yet written in an accessible style, the author's enthusiasm for these flying neon toothpicks is compelling. More than a field guide, this is a passionate investigation into one of nature's winged marvels of the wetlands.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsWildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders Publisher: University of Alberta Press Publication Date: 10/08/2004 ISBN-13: 9780888644190  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John Acorn is a writer, broadcaster, and biologist. In 2008, he received NSERC's Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion. He lives in Edmonton with his wife Dena and sons Jesse and Ben.

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