Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa” 63(2): 131-140, doi: 10.3897/travaux.63.e52922
Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata: Insecta) of the Bor Wildlife Sanctuary, Wardha, Maharashtra, Central India
expand article infoAshish Tiple
‡ Department of Zoology, Vidyabharti College, Seloo, Wardha, India
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Dragonfly and damselfly (Odonata) species diversity was studied in the Bor wildlife sanctuary from 2011 to 2018. A total of 72 species of odonates belonging to 8 families were recorded. The study adds three new species for the Vidarbha region. The highest number of odonates belonged to the family Libellulidae (31 species) followed by Coenagrionidae (15 species), and Aeshnidae (six species). Of the total, 30 species were very common, 18 were common, seven were frequent common, 11 rare and six very rare. Among all, six species were Data Deficient, Indothemis carnatica (Fabricius, 1798) is listed as Near Threatened and 64 were Least Concern, in IUCN red-list of threatened species. The observations support the value of the wildlife sanctuary area in providing valuable resources for Odonata.
Odonata, diversity, Bor Wildlife Sanctuary, Wardha, Mahrashtra, India