A short biography of Prof.Dr D.A.L. Davies (18 March 1923-2 March 2003), professional biochemist and immunologist, and one of the world’s leading odonatologists, is followed by his odonatological bibliography (1954-2003; 41 titles). Allen Davies sadly died on 2 March 2003, just a few days short of his 80lh birthday. He will be missed by his many friends in the odonatological world. He was one of those really talented people who seem to be successful in most things they do. He was a professional research biochemist who developed an interest in dragonflies primarily as an amateur, but as his career was drawing to a close, he effectively started a second professional life with the study of Odonata.