An assessment of the odonata fauna in and around the Goseindhara waterfall, Nabarangpur, Odisha
Abhilash Acharya, Pramod Pal
A study on the abundance of Odonates was conducted around the Goseindhara waterfall which is situated near the Nabarangpur district of Odisha and is a tourist spot due to its natural beauty. Our study duration was about 12 months and it revealed a total of 42 species of Odonates belonging to 31 genera and 8 families. More number of species were recorded under the sub-order Anisoptera (64.28%) in comparison to suborder Zygoptera (35.71%). The highest number of species were recorded under the family Libellulidae (47.61%) and the lowest number of species were recorded under the family Lestidae (2.38%). This is a first attempt to prepare a checklist for the Odonate population present in this area which could be referred for further studies in the future.