The Odonata have been one of the most popular insect groups for study, and the literature on them is abundant. General accounts of their biology are given by Tillyard (19l7), Walker (1953), Corbet et al. (1960), Corbet (1962, 1980, 1999), Miller (1987), Watson and O'Farrell (1991), Needham etal. (2000), and Silsby (2001). The latter includes superb color photographs certain to stimulate interest in the order. The phylogeny and classification of the group, which remain controversial, are discussed by Trueman (1996), Bechly et al. (1998), Misof et al. (2001), Misof (2002), and Rehn (2003). Odonata may be identified through the keys of Walker (1953,1958), Walker and Corbet (1975), and Westfall (1984) [North American forms]; Askew (1988) [European fauna]; Corbet et al. (1960) and Miller (1987) [British species]; and Watson et al. (1991) [Australian fauna].

Askew, R. R., 1988, The Dragonflies of Europe, Harley Books, Colchester, U.K.

Bechly, G., Nel, A., Martinez-Delclos, X., and Fleck, G., 1998, Four new dragonflies from the Upper Jurassic of Germany and the Lower Cretaceous of Mongolia (Anisoptera: Hemeroscopidae, Sonidae, and Proterogom-phidae fam. nov.), Odonatologica 27:149-187. Carpenter, F. M., 1992, Superclass Hexapoda, in: Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part R, Vol. 3 (R.L.

Kaesler, ed.), Geological Society of America and University of Kansas, Boulder, CO and Lawrence, KA. Corbet, P. S., 1962, A Biology of Dragonflies, Witherby, London. (Reprinted in 1983 by Classey, Faringdon, U.K.) Corbet, P. S., 1980, Biology of Odonata, Annu. Rev. Entomol. 25:189-217.

Corbet, P. S., 1999, Dragonflies: Behavior and Ecology of Odonata, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY. Corbet, P. S., Longfield, C., and Moore, N. W., 1960, Dragonflies, Collins, London. Miller, P. L., 1987, Dragonflies, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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mitochondrial SSU and LSU rRNA gene fragments of Anisoptera, Mol. Biol. Evol. 18:27-37.

Needham, J. G., Westfall, M. J., Jr., and May, M. L., 2000, Dragonflies of North America, rev. ed., Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, FL.

Rehn, A. C., 2003, Phylogenetic analysis of higher-level relationships of Odonata, Syst. Entomol. 28:181-239.

Silsby, J., 2001, Dragonflies of the World, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC.

Tillyard, R. J., 1917, The Biology of Dragonflies, Cambridge University Press, London.

Trueman, J. W. H., 1996, A preliminary cladistic analysis of odonate wing venation, Odonatologica 25:59-72.

Waage, J. K., 1984, Sperm competition and the evolution of odonate mating systems, in: Sperm Competition and the Evolution of Animal Mating Systems (R. L. Smith, ed.), Academic Press, New York.

Walker, E. M., 1953, The Odonata of Canada and Alaska, Vol. I: General and Zygoptera, University of Toronto Press, Toronto.

Walker, E. M., 1958, The Odonata of Canada and Alaska, Vol. 2: Anisoptera—4 Families, University of Toronto Press, Toronto.

Walker, E. M., and Corbet, P. S., 1975, The Odonata of Canada and Alaska, Vol. 3: Anisoptera—3 Families, University of Toronto Press, Toronto.

Watson, J. A. L., and O'Farrell, A. F., 1991, Odonata, in: The Insects of Australia, 2nd ed., Vol. I (CSIRO, ed.), Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria.

Watson, J. A. L., Theischinger, G., and Abbey, H. M., 1991, The Australian Dragonflies, CSIRO, Melbourne.

Westfall, M. J., Jr., 1984, Odonata, in: An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America, 2nd ed. (R. W. Merritt and K. W. Cummins, eds.), Kendall/Hunt, Dubuque, IA.

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