Santosh P. Supanekar, Mayur S. Naik, Leena N. Meshram, Anil G. Rokade & Prabhakar R. Pawar
Insects belonging to the order Odonata are ecological indicators and studies of insects show that, certain species exhibit high association with particular ecological conditions. Panvel is one of the fast-changing metro city in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, due to ongoing construction of Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA), rampant urbanization, industrialization and unplanned development have resulted into ecological disturbances and habitats fragmentation. Literature review suggest that no baseline data is available with respect to Odonata, particularly of dragonflies and damselflies. Hence present study is undertaken. 15 species of Odonates representing 2 suborders, 2 families and 2 subfamilies. Recorded Odonates belongs to families Libellulidae & Coenagrionidae and species of family Libellulidae are found to be more abundant in the study area.
Santosh P. Supanekar, Mayur S. Naik, Leena N. Meshram, Anil G. Rokade & Prabhakar R. Pawar (2021); Species Diversity and Abundance of Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata: Insecta) in and around Panvel, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra (India); International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
11(5) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.11.05.2021.p11345