Odonate Resources

Odonate References, Books, and Fieldguides

Fragile forktail male damselfly © Joy Marzolf, Mass Audubon
Fragile forktail male damselfly © Joy Marzolf

A Guide to Northeastern Dragonflies & Damselflies One of Mass Audubon’s beautifully laminated pocket field guides helps identify the most common odonates in the region.

Aliberti, M. and M.W. Chandler. 2001. Odonate nymphs as bioindicators of pond water quality in northeastern Massachusetts. Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Association, LaCrosse, WI.

Clausnitzer, V. and R Jodicke (eds.) 2003. Guardians of the Watershed
Global Status of Dragonflies: Critical Species, Threat and Conservation. IUCN International Journal of Odonatology 7. 436 pp.

Dunkle, S. 2000. Dragonflies through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. 266pp.

Foster and Soluk 2000. Using exuvia to monitor populations and emergence patterns of the endangered Hines emerald dragonfly. NABS 2000.

Lam, E. 2004. Damselflies of the Northeast. Biodiversity Books, Forest Hills, NY.

Michigan Odonata Survey (MOS) Handbook. 1998. University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology, http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/michodo/mos.html.

Nikula, B., J. Loose, and M.Burne. 2003. A Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Massachusetts. MA Div. of Fisheries and Wildlife. Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. Westborough, MA 197. pp.

Pollard, E. 1977. A method for assessing changes in the abundance of butterflies. Biol. Conservation 12: 115-134

Ode News provides over 200 links to odonate web sites throughout the world in addition to news on odonates in Southern New England