“diversity of dragonflies and damselflies (odonata) from ankalga village (gulbarga district) karnakata, india”

Research Article
*Sulochana Ankalgi and Murali Jadesh
Odonata, Dragonfly and damselflies, Monsoon, Ankalga village.diversity, evenness.

The objectives of the present study were to explore the Diversity and abundance of Dragonflies and damselflies (Order – odonata, Class Insecta, phylum Arthopoda) of Ankalga village, near back waters of bennethora reservoir,Gulbarga District ,Karnataka. Odonata fauna of present study was investigated in monsoon season from July 2013 to October 2013, total 14 species belonging to four families of dragonflies and damselflies were recorded, in which the most abundant family was Lebellulidae followed by Coenagrionidae, Gomphidae and Platycnemididae. Libellulidae family represents 10 species, coenagrionidae represents 2 species, gomphidae represents 1 species, while Platycnemididae also repesents with 1 species. We also calculated the Species diversity (H) and Evenness (E) which is 2.371 and 0.901 respectively. From above study we conclude that the present study area is rich in dragonflies and damselflies fauna in monsoon season.