A short biography and appreciation of odonatological work of L.K. GLOYD are followed by a list of new taxa she described in the order and by her odonatological bibliography (1932-1976). Most of her work is devoted to fauna and taxonomy of the New World. Although purely incidental, the Editors of ODONATOLOGICA are happy that the appearance of the present issue nearly exactly coincides with the 75th birthday of Mrs. Leonora K. Gloyd, to whom it is dedicated in order to mark her significant contribution to Odonatology and, above all, to make her feel how much she is appreciated and loved by her fellow odonatologists throughout the world.