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P-ISSN: 2708-0013, E-ISSN: 2708-0021

2023, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part B

Seasonal variation of odonate diversity in harsul and Salim Ali Lake, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Author(s): JB Aghade and SA Saraf

Abstract: Odonates are intriguing insects that serve as crucial indicators of the environment’s health and water supply. In the form of predators and prey, they are important animals in both the terrestrial and aquatic food webs. In 2021–2022, a study on odonates' variety and seasonal fluctuation were carried out at the Harsul and Salim Ali Lake in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Both locations are popular tourist destinations on the outskirts of Aurangabad, with a sizable pond just next to the palace. The location has luxuriant vegetation and gardens. Photo of adult specimens. The specimens were kept on file. Different identification keys were used to identify species. 11 species of Odonates were found in total, spread across 3 families, according to the study, 8 species were dragonflies and 3 were damselflies. The most prevalent species was Crocothemis servilia, and the least prevalent was Acisoma panorpoides. The monsoon and post-monsoon seasons saw the highest levels of odonate abundance, whereas summer saw the least amount of reduction. The enhanced abundance can be linked to favorable vegetation, perching places, breeding circumstances, high rainfall, and humidity (83%-94%) with a temperature range of 24.5 °C to 29.5 °C. The findings from the current study serve as the site's baseline for future taxonomy-based research and conservation efforts. Additionally, it will spur interest in odonate diversity studies.

DOI: 10.33545/27080013.2023.v4.i1b.101

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JB Aghade, SA Saraf. Seasonal variation of odonate diversity in harsul and Salim Ali Lake, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Acta Entomol Zool 2023;4(1):103-105. DOI: 10.33545/27080013.2023.v4.i1b.101

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