After stressing the mixt British-Swiss character of T. Moufet’s Insectorum theatrum of 1634, the author traces the development of odonatology in Switzerland from 1680 to present. Brief references are also made to contributions of Swiss odonatologists to the knowledge of the fauna of other regions and to odonatology in general, and to those of non-Swiss workers to the knowledge of the Swiss fauna. The annotated bibliography (1680-1978, partim) contains 184 titles related to the fauna of the Swiss territory. In addition, portraits and 1 other photograph of 15 Swiss workers are reproduced (4 of which are original) along with samples of some previously unpublished archival material related to the history of Swiss odonatology.