Studies on the diversity and habitat preference of odonates in Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary, Kamrup, Assam
Gaurab Jyoti Kalita, Swapna Devi Ray
The present study was carried out in Deepor beel bird sanctuary during December 2013 to September 2014. Deepor beel bird sanctuary lies between 26° 7' 52" N; 91° 38' 70" E in Kamrup district. A total of 39 species belonging to 5 families and 22 genera were recorded from Deepor beel bird sanctuary. We also recorded Ceriagrion rubiae and Agriocnemis kalinga, which is the first formal record from Assam. In case of sub order Anisoptera (Dragonflies), family Libellulidae was the most dominant family. In case of sub order Zygoptera (Damselflies) Rhyothemis variegata was the most abundant species in the study area. In case of sub order Zygoptera (Damselflies) Pseudagrion microcephalum was the most abundant species in Deepor beel bird sanctuary.