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Diversity, Distribution and Species composition of Odonates in Ranchi, Jharkhand

Seema Kesharia Jaya Kumarib & M. Prasadb
aDept of Zoology, R.L.S.Y.College, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand
bDept of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi,
Received 22nd July, 2013; Revised 30th August, 2013

Abstract : Biodiversity protection and conservation is on national and international agenda and responsible for sustainable development of a region or a country. Therefore Odonates diversity in Ranchi District was observed during 2011- 2012 and 33 species belonging to 8 families were recorded. Altogether randomly collected 24 dragonflies species were sampled and the number of damselflies species samples were 09. Libellulidae was the richest family with 18 species and sub- order Anisoptera. Different habitat types provide good opportunities to these wonderful groups to flourish and survive. Mostly Odonates were aggregated due to habitat specific nature and random distribution indicates availability of resource utilization to survive.

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