Dora beel is one of the three most important beel of the South Kamrup region. The beel has a recorded population of over 50 fish species, more than 25 bird species, and over 40 species of macrophytes. Although aquatic insects play an important role in maintaining this ecologically important wetland, there is no record of studies related to aquatic insects in this wetland. The study is an attempt to enumerate the aquatic insect population of the wetland. During the study, 6 species belonging to 3 families of order Coleoptera and 8 species belonging to 6 families of order Hemiptera were recorded. The DO level recorded was on the lower side, indicating organic pollution and thus steady degradation of the wetland.
Barsha Bhagabati, Sasanka Sekhar Ghosh, Karobi Saikia, Parag Deka. Aquatic insect (Coleoptera and hemiptera) diversity in relation to physico-chemical parameters in Dora beel, Assam, India. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 42-45