Biodiversity of dragonflies and demselflies of Acharya Prafulla Chandra College campus, West Bengal in Monsoon and Winter seasons
Int. J. Exp. Res. Rev., Vol. 10: 27-29 (2017)
Author: Swarnava Baidya
Abstract: The objective of the present study is to explore the Diversity and Abundance of dragonflies and damselflies (Order – Odonata, Class Insecta, phylum Arthropoda) in Acharya Prafulla Chandra College in Monsoon and Winter seasons (July, 2016 to March, 2016). They are an important part of ecosystem and a important indicator of environmental quality. As they are predator of mosquito larvae, they also act as mosquito controlling agent. Total 19 species belonging to six families of dragonflies and damselflies were recorded, in which the most abundant (10 species), 8 species from family Coenagrionidae and Gomphidae, Lestidae Aeshnidae, Platycnemididae families were very least abundant.
Key words: Dragonfly, Demselfly, Ecosystem, Odonata.
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