Odonata (Insecta) Diversity of Agroecosystem, A Preliminary Study from Chalavara, Palakkad, Kerala

Dragonflies and damselflies, which come Dunder the order Odonata are some of the most attractive insects found in nature. They can be commonly seen in the vicinity of different freshwater habitats such as rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and other wetland ecosystems. Being a mega diversity country. A total of 32 genera and 8 families were recorded from Chalavar, Pallakad District during the study. Of the 45 species documented, 16 are of the suborder Zygoptera and 29 belong to the suborder Anisoptera. Family Libellulidae has the highest representation in terms of species with a total of 26 species followed by Coenagrionidae with a total of 10 species

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