A photographic guide to the
Dragonflies of Singapore

(Launched on 2 Aug 2010)
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About the book:
In 1854 Alfred Russel Wallace collected 30 dragonfly species from Singapore. Since then a total of 124 species have been recorded within the territorial limits of the nation, including seven new records made just in the last two years. Dragonflies of Singapore covers all these species. Informative textual accounts of all species and large, full-colour photographs of almost every species enable the reader to identify almost any dragonfly encountered in the field. This book is an essential tool to enthusiasts, naturalists and general readers who wish to learn about dragonflies. At the same time, it captures quintessentially their sublime and ephemeral beauty.

About the authors:
Tang Hung Bun is an avid dragonfly-watcher and photographer. In 2009, he retired early from teaching and now dedicates his time to studying the dragonflies of Singapore. Together with Cheong Loong Fah and Robin Ngiam, he is responsible for the addition of 16 species to the national dragonfly checklist in the past six years.

Wang Luan Keng is an Education and Research Officer at the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research at the National University of Singapore. She is a field ornithologist working on birds of South-east Asia and also has a strong interest in insects. Her other activities include museum science and promoting the use of museum specimens in research. She is also involved in outreach work educating students and the public. She has produced a series of educational publications on biodiversity.

Dr Matti H�m�l�inen is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Helsinki, Finland and Research Associate at the National Museum of Natural History in Leiden, The Netherlands. He is an expert on the taxonomy and biodiversity of dragonflies of South-east Asia, with his research focussed especially on calopterygoid damselflies. He has described some 60 new species of Odonata, mostly damselflies.

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