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 Hämäläinen 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.