Seema Kesharia* Jaya Kumarib & M.Prasadb
aDepartment of Zoology, R.L.S.Y. College, Ranchi
bDept. of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi
Received , 20th January, 2013 ;Revised: 18th February, 2013
Abstract : Biodiversity conservation and management are worldwide concern. They play a vital role as prey and predator to maintain the balance of tropic levels for food chain. They are also an important and widespread component of freshwater ecosystems being the top predators. Dragonflies are potential biocontrol agents .In the present study an attempt has been made to know about the diversity and distribution of Odonates in Ranchi at different locations. All together seven species were recorded from various study sites and diversity richness has been determined by using Shannon Weiner index in different study zones.
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