Diversity of damselfly (Suborder-Zygoptera) in the Victoria Park, reserved forest, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
Foram Patel, Devendra Solanki, Deven Mehta and Ashish Shukla
Damselflies are exquisitely colored insects representing the order odonata of class Insecta in the animal kingdom. Pervasive ecological importance of this charming group of insects makes them valuable to assess disturbance or environmental impact of various kinds in the ecosystem. The central theme of this study is to assay diversity of damselflies in the Victoria Park reserve forest, Bhavnagar city, Gujarat. (21°44’48” N 72°7’54” E) It is a favorable habitat for diversity of damselflies. The seasonal investigation carried out during the period of two years, particularly in monsoon season, 2014 to 2015. During this study total 10 species of damselflies belonging to 3 families and 7 genera were identified and recorded. It is observed that out of the total 10 species, 30% species belongs to genus Ischnura, 20% species of genus Ceriagrion, while genera like Agriocnemis, Pseudagrion, Enallagma, Disparoneura, Lestes, each constituting 10% Part. Maximum numbers of diversity were observed during August and September.
Foram Patel, Devendra Solanki, Deven Mehta, Ashish Shukla. Diversity of damselfly (Suborder-Zygoptera) in the Victoria Park, reserved forest, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(4):692-695.