Relative Abundance and Distribution of Damselflies (Sub-Order: Zygoptera) in Mysuru City, Karnataka, IndiaJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2022-04-05
Authors : Chethan .B .K;
Page : 643-645
Keywords : Damselflies; Zygoptera; relative abundance; Mysuru city; Karnataka;
The Odonata order has been indicated as relative bioindicator for assessing and monitoring environmental conditions of specific locations. A field study was conducted to find out the status, occurrence and relative abundance of damselflies (Sub-order: Zygoptera) in Mysuru city, Karnataka from April 2020 to May 2021. Sampling was done by line transect method, collected data from 4 study areas were subjected to estimate relative abundance of species. A total of 14 species under 4 families were recorded. Family Coenogrionidae was found to be the most dominant with 9 species followed by Platycnemididae and Calopterygidae with 2 species, while Lestidae with only 1 species respectively. Based on the relative abundance 6 species were uncommon, 5 species were common and 3 species were very common in occurrenceof the study areas. The result of this study provides baseline data of damselflies diversity of Mysuru city for research on their biology and conservation.
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