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Welcome to the homepage of Lars L. Iversen - Freshwater kid and PhD Fellow from Copenhagen, Denmark,

Atlas of the European dragonflies and damselflies

Lars Iversen

During the past decade over fifty European odonatologist have been co-operating to bring together all published and unpublished distribution records of the 143 European species of dragonflies and damselflies. The results of this endeavor will appear December 2015 in the Atlas European dragonflies and damselflies.

This is the first detailed and complete overview of the distribution of the dragonflies and damselflies of Europe. The book includes over 200 distribution maps showing both the European and global distribution of the species. Further included is information on taxonomy, range, population trends, flights season-, habitat, photos of nearly all species and for each country an overview of the history of odonatological studies.

The work was coordinated by Jean-Pierre Boudot and Vincent Kalkman and together with Erland Refling Nielsen, I contributed with the Danish database and supported some of the chapters in the book. The main part of the data collection was done way back in 2009 when I was still a BSc student. It’s really great to finally see the result of all the hours spend in the museum collections in print.