Diversity of odonates at agricultural college campus, Killikulam, Tamil Nadu, India
Elanchezhyan K, Sowmiya C, Agilesh S and Venkatesh M
A study was conducted to assess the diversity of odonates at Agricultural College Campus, Killikulam, Tamil Nadu, India. A total of 29 species of odonates including 17 species of Anisoptera (dragonflies) and 12 species of Zygoptera (damselflies) were recorded at Agricultural College Campus, Killikulam. The family Libellulidae dominated with 15 species among Anisoptera followed by Aeshnidae (1) and Gomphidae (1). Among Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae (7) was the dominant family followed by Lestidae (2), Euphaeidae (1), Synlestidae (1) and Platycnemididae (1). Diplocodes trivialis (Libellulidae) was the most dominant Anisoptera and Ischnura aurora (Coenagrionidae), the most abundant Zygoptera among the 29 species recorded.