International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)

Diversity and abundance of odonates in different habitats of Chalisgaon, North Maharashtra region


Arun Baburao Sawarkar

Odonates diversity was studied during July, 2017 to December, 2019 in Chalisgaon, North Maharashtra region. During the survey, total 3152 adult odo­nates were recorded from aquatic bodies associated with three different habitats i.e. Urban, Rural and Agro-forest habitat. 52 species including 35 species of Anisoptera and 17 species of Zygoptera which belongs to 29 genera from six families were documented. It was observed that, 51 species were recorded from Agro-forest, followed by rural area (48 species) and least number of species was recorded from then urban area (38 species). The Agro-forest habitat have highest diversity (H’=3.52), species richness (d=7.046), equitability (J=0.8952) and evenness (E’=0.6624) due to availability of aquatic bodies and healthy breeding environment. The relative abundance of odonates was more in Agro-forest (38.29%), followed by urban area (34.01%) and rural area (27.7%). The relative abundance and diversity indices were highest in the family Libellulidae and Coenagrionidae than other families. In dragonflies, Pantala flavescens, Diplocodes trivialis and Orthetrum sabina and in damselflies, Ischnura aurora, Ischnura senegalensis and Ceriagrion coromandelianum were most abundant and diverse species in all habitats. The diversity and species richness of dragonflies observed in Agro-forest while damselflies in urban habitat.
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Arun Baburao Sawarkar. Diversity and abundance of odonates in different habitats of Chalisgaon, North Maharashtra region. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 170-175
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