A short biography of A. TJONNELAND (born: August 30, 1924, Stavanger, Norway; died; May 16, 1989, Bergen, Norway; odonatologist, insect ecologist and invertebrate anatomist, university teacher) is followed by a list of his odonatological publications. On May 16, 1989 Professor Audfinn Tjonneland died in Bergen, Norway after an active life dedicated to research and teaching, principally in Uganda, Ethiopia and Norway.