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Authors : Sarita T. Kawade

Page Nos : 4

Description :
The present survey has been carried out on Odonata of agricultural field, Pandharkawada taluka, Yavatmal district, Maharashtra because it is now clear that agricultural fields are unique ecosystem that provides several services to Odonates. So, different Odonates depend on these fields and their diversity also signs of good health of agroecosystem. But now a day agricultural land are gradually decreasing due to the rapid growth of highways, housing and factories. So, the Odonates of these fields are also under risk. This side of agricultural area is less highlighted so the main aim of this study to prepare a list of those odonates which use these fields. The study was carried out for a period of two years i.e. February 2014 to February 2016. A total of 23 species of Odonates were recorded during the period of study. Maximum of 11 species falls under family Libellulidae followed by 9 species falls under family Coenagrionidae and families Platycnemididae, Lestidae and Aeshnidae showed less species diversity and represented by only one species. Maximum species richness reported from Monsoon and post- Monsoon season

Date of Online: 30 Sep 2019