|Maravalhas, E. & A. Soares: The Dragonflies of
Portugal (As Libélulas de Portugal). 2013. 21 x 15 cm. 336 pages.
Illustrated throughout in colours with numerous high quality
photographs. Distribution maps to all species. Illustrations of many
details. Text bi-lingual Portugese-English. Softcover.
ISBN 978-989986140-4. € 46.00 / DKK 320.00.
This is the first book to cover the dragonflies known from Portugal.
It aims to provide a comprehensive identification guide for both the
general naturalist as well as for the scientist and conservationist.
The book has more than 600 photos covering the 67 species known so far
from Portugal. For each species there is a concise text, a map and
photos of living specimens in their natural environment. Further there
are numerous photos of details that are important help for
identification. The book is an important contribution to the knowledge
of the biodiversity of Portugal.