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Bharathi D, Koparde P. Records of Dragonflies & Damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) from Gondia district, Maharashtra, India. J. Insect Biodivers. Syst. 2022; 8 (3) :379-387
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1- Deputy Conservator of Forests, Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra, India.
2- School of Sustainable Development, Faculty of Sustainability Studies, Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune, Maharashtra, India. , pankaj.koparde@mitwpu.edu.in
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The Vidarbha region of India harbours a significant amount of biodiversity. However, the region still severely lacks data on lesser-known taxa such as odonates (dragonflies and damselflies). To partially fill in the knowledge gap on odonates, opportunistic surveys were conducted across nine sites in the Gondia district of Vidarbha between 2019 and 2021. In this report, the presence of 35 species from the study area, representing around 1/4th of the total odonate diversity of Maharashtra is recorded. The results are indicative of the need for consistent sampling efforts in the region. Further systematic and long-term monitoring studies on odonates in Vidarbha Region are proposed.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Systematics/Other taxa
Received: 2022/03/2 | Accepted: 2022/05/9 | Published: 2022/07/9

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