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Research Paper | Animal Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 4, April 2022
Relative Abundance and Distribution of Damselflies (Sub-Order: Zygoptera) in Mysuru City, Karnataka, India
Chethan .B .K
Abstract: The Odonata order has been indicated as relative bioindicator for assessing and monitoring environmental conditions of specific locations. A field study was conducted to find out the status, occurrence and relative abundance of damselflies (Sub-order: Zygoptera) in Mysuru city, Karnataka from April 2020 to May 2021. Sampling was done by line transect method, collected data from 4 study areas were subjected to estimate relative abundance of species. A total of 14 species under 4 families were recorded. Family Coenogrionidae was found to be the most dominant with 9 species followed by Platycnemididae and Calopterygidae with 2 species, while Lestidae with only 1 species respectively. Based on the relative abundance 6 species were uncommon, 5 species were common and 3 species were very common in occurrenceof the study areas. The result of this study provides baseline data of damselflies diversity of Mysuru city for research on their biology and conservation.
Keywords: Damselflies, Zygoptera, relative abundance, Mysuru city, Karnataka
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 4, April 2022,
Pages: 643 - 645