Methods for Collecting, Rearing and Preserving Dragonflies

  • Kenneth J. Tennessen


Collecting and preserving methods for both nymphs and adults of Odonata are described. Procedures for rearing and feeding nymphs are outlined; rearing nymphs is an essential tool in learning about their growth and development. Suggestions for equipment and other materials, and also safety concerns, necessary in field studies of nymphs and adults are provided. Field guides to the adults of North American dragonflies are listed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth J. Tennessen
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  1. 1.Florida State Collection of ArthropodsGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.WautomaUSA

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