International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Special Issue 3, Part I (2017)
Diversity of Dragonflies in the Agro-Forest Ecosystem of Nagbhid, Maharashtra (India)
Dragonflies (Order-Odonata) are among the oldest animal group. The richness in the diversity of dragonflies is significant as they are considered most important bio-indicator of healthy agro-forest ecosystem. The study area presents unique geographical site, having heavy rainfall during rainy season and extreme hot summer. It is the buffer zone of Tadoba National Park where forest area is infiltrated with paddy cultivation. The present study aimed at exploring species diversity of dragonflies which will helps in designing conservation strategy for this important group of animals. In the present study, 25 species of dragonflies belonging to 16 genera of 3 familes have been recorded. Among these families, Libellulidae is richest family in terms of dragonfly species diversity while wandering glider, Pantala flavescens is the most abundant species.
How to cite this article:
GD Deshmukh, AA Dhamani, RJ Rudey. Diversity of Dragonflies in the Agro-Forest Ecosystem of Nagbhid, Maharashtra (India). Int J Appl Res 2017;3(3S):259-261.