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2016, Vol. 4, Issue 3
Odonate diversity along different habitats of Koraput district, Odisha, India

Sharat Kumar Palita, Sudheer Kumar Jena, Subrat Debata

Odonates are consideredrnto be indicator of ecological balance. An inventory was carried out to documentrnthe over looked odonate diversity in four habitat types (hill stream, river,rnreservoir and pond) of Koraput district, southern Odisha, India. The studyrnrecorded 64 species representing 45 genera under 9 families. Family Libellulidaernwas the dominant group representing 32 species. Maximum species (n=58, 90.6%)rnwere recorded along hill streams. Forty-one species were recorded from singlernhabitat type, of which 37 species were confined to hill streams. A decreasingrntrend in species diversity was observed from the water bodies in the forestedrnareas to human dominated landscapes indicating human impact on odonate speciesrndiversity. Ditch Jewel (Brachythemis contaminate) was most frequentlyrnsighted in the water bodies near human habitations, indicating highly pollutedrnwater not suitable for human consumption, whereas species like Common Clubtailrn(Ictinogomphus rapax) and Common Hooktail (Paragomphus lineatus)rnwere only recorded along hill streams, indicating unpolluted water.
Map showing Odonate sampling sites in Koraput district, Odisha, India (S1- Gupteswar hill stream, S2- Kota hill stream, S3 -Amtiguda hill stream, S4- Rani Duduma hill stream, S5- Deomali hill stream, S6- Kundra, S7- Janiguda reservoir, S8-Jeypore Pond, S9- Koraput Pond, S10 -Damanjodi Pond, S11- Laxmipur Pond)
Fig. 1: Map showing Odonate sampling sites in Koraput district, Odisha, India (S1- Gupteswar hill stream, S2- Kota hill stream, S3 -Amtiguda hill stream, S4- Rani Duduma hill stream, S5- Deomali hill stream, S6- Kundra, S7- Janiguda reservoir, S8-Jeypore Pond, S9- Koraput Pond, S10 -Damanjodi Pond, S11- Laxmipur Pond)
Odonate diversity in Koraput district, Odisha: Family wise record of species
Fig. 2: Odonate diversity in Koraput district, Odisha: Family wise record of species
Trend in Odonate diversity along different sampling sites
Fig. 3: Trend in Odonate diversity along different sampling sites
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How to cite this article:
Sharat Kumar Palita, Sudheer Kumar Jena, Subrat Debata. Odonate diversity along different habitats of Koraput district, Odisha, India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 2016; 4(3): 40-47.
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