AQUATIC INSECTS (ODONATA) DIVERSITY IN FLOATING AND EMERGENT MACROPHYTES IN SAHEED MATANGINI BLOCK (TAMLUK), WEST BENGAL (INDIA)

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ANINDYA PATTANAYAK
MINAKSHI KUMARI
PRITI R. PAHARI
S. N. P. YADAV DEEN

Abstract

Geographical zone-wise biodiversity study of different species is of paramount importance to monitor and conserve the species diversity in an ecosystem. The objective of present study was to make a diversity database of macrophyte associated aquatic insects in Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India. The aquatic insects were collected from aquatic macrophytes, Ipomoea aquatica, Eichhornia crassipes and Nelumbo nucifera grown in 6 water bodies of Sahid Matangigi Block (Tamluk, 22.3°N 87.92°E), Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India. The results revealed that occurrences of 6 aquatic insect orders (Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Odonata, Diptera, Ephemenoptera and Trichoptera) in Ipomoea aquatica with maximum abundance of 3 odonate families (Libellulidae, Coenagrionidae and Platycnemididae). The present biodiversity study of aquatic insects indicate that Odonata especially prefer floating macrophyte as a favourable habitat and therefore higher species diversity therein. Further study is needed considering other aquatic macrophytes in this concern to develop a valid species specific database essential for biodiversity conservation in the rapidly changing present environment.

Keywords:
Biodiversity conservation, aquatic macrophytes, aquatic insects, odonata, habitat, species diversity.

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PATTANAYAK, A., KUMARI, M., PAHARI, P. R., & DEEN, S. N. P. Y. (2020). AQUATIC INSECTS (ODONATA) DIVERSITY IN FLOATING AND EMERGENT MACROPHYTES IN SAHEED MATANGINI BLOCK (TAMLUK), WEST BENGAL (INDIA). UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 41(13), 27-33. Retrieved from https://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/1669
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