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Shrinkage of the littoral zone due to brick embankment around a pond caused an adverse effect on the floral & faunal composition. A brick embanked pond (BEP) had lower number of macrophytes and entomofauna as compared to a natural pond (NP). Index of similarity suggests that both the ponds were strongly dissimilar in their floral and entomofaunal composition. Hemiptera was the most predominating insect order (96.73%) in BEP while Odonata (41.14%) and Coleoptera (39.02%) were the common orders in NP. Lower diversity, equitability, signal, ASPT, BMWP indices/scores and higher dominance & FBI indices in BEP as compared to NP indicates that BEP provided a less equitable habitat with poor quality of water for the existence of lower diversity of entomofauna.

Anthropogenic impact, aquatic insects, biodiversity indices, biomonitoring

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PAHARI, P. R., JANA, G. C., MANDAL, S., MAITI, S., & BHATTACHARYA, T. (2021). A STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF BRICK EMBANKMENT ON AQUATIC ENTOMOFAUNA. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 42(19), 59-68. Retrieved from http://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/2466
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