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  • Title
    Diversity of two families Libellulidae and Coenagrionidae (Odonata) in Regional Institute of Education Campus, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Libellulidae and Coenagrionidae are the most dominant families among dragonflies and damselflies. The present study deals with the diversity, occurrence and present status of libellulids and coenagrionids within the Regional Institute of Education Campus in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India (RIEC). The major objectives of this study are to prepare a preliminary checklist of libellulids and coenagrionids species in the RIEC and to find out the status and distribution of genera and species in their respective families. This study is also aimed at systematic planning for developing different strategies for conservation of odonates in the campus. During this study a total of 24 species have been recorded out of which 20 species belong to the family Libellulidae representing 15 genera and four species belong to the family Coenagrionidae representing four genera. The findings of this study are based on the survey which was carried out for a period of four months in 2015.
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    Priyamvada Pandey & Animesh Kumar Mohapatra, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9851–9857 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2547.9.2.9851-9857
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    A new species of Protosticta Selys, 1885 (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platystictidae) from Western Ghats, Kerala, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A new species of Protosticta Selys, 1885 from Kerala part of Western Ghats is described and illustrated. The holotype male and paratype female is distinguished from other Protosticta species based on its complete black dorsal surface of abdomen, 7th and 8th abdominal segment without yellow or blue color dorsally and its distinct anal appendages. The new species, Protosticta monticola sp. nov. was collected from shola forests of Idukki District, Kerala, southern Western Ghats. A key is also provided for the identification of all described species of Protosticta known from the Western Ghats.
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    K.G. Emiliyamma & Muhamed Jafer Palot, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 14 (2016); pp. 9648-9652 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3226.8.14.9648-9652
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    Notes on the occurrence of Mortonagrion aborense Laidlaw, 1914 (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) from lower West Bengal, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A new distribution record of an Odonata species from lower West Bengal. Mortonagrion aborense laidlaw, 1914 is recorded for the first time from Purba Medinipur district, lower West Bengal. Previously the species was recorded only from north-east India (Mizoram, West Bengal, Assam and Nagaland). Diagnostic characters with photographic details of male anal appendages are also given for easy identification of this rare damselfly species.
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    Arajush Payra & Ashish D. Tiple, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 7 (2016); pp. 9038–9041 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.1992.8.7.9038-9041
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    A new species of damselfly, Protosticta ponmudiensis (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platystictidae) from Ponmudi Hills in the Western Ghats of India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The genus Protosticta Selys, 1885 has 10 species reported from the Indian region, of which seven are known from the Western Ghats.  Here we report a new species, Protosticta ponmudiensis from the Ponmudi Hills, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala, in the Agasthyamalai region of the southern Western Ghats.  The species is distinguished from other Protosticta based on its large size, bright green eyes, the broad dorsal stripe on the base of segment 7, and very distinct anal appendages. 
    Attribution
    Kiran C.G., Kalesh S., Kunte Krushnamegh (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(7) pp. 7146-7151; doi:10.11609/jott.1970.7146-7151
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    A parasitic association of Odonata (Insecta) with Arrenurus Dugés, 1834 (Arachnida: Hydrachnida: Arrenuridae) water mites
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The parasitic association between water mites (Arrenurus spp.) and Odonata is virtually ubiquitous wherever habitats suitable for both taxa exist.  Yet, very little is known about this association within and among the odonate species of India.  Here, we present a report on this parasitic relationship in the population of odonates of Wena Dam of Central India observed during the years 2011 and 2012. Of the 376 odonates collected for observation, 35(9.3%) individuals belonging to seven species (Acisoma panorpoides, Brachydiplax sobrina, Ceriagrion coromandelianum, Crocothemis servilia, Diplacodes trivialis, Neurothemis tullia tullia, Trithemis pallidinervis) were found to be parasitized by the Arrenurus spp. mites.  The mites were found attached to the undersurface of the thorax and abdomen.   In all the cases, the thorax was found infested while only in seven individuals the abdomen as well as the thorax was found infested with mites.  A maximum number of mites on an individual dragonfly was in C. servilia (293) followed by T. pallidinervis (134) while the highest parasitic load per individual host species was found in T. pallidinervis (70.25%) followed by C. servilia (32.6%).  The average parasitic load per individual female and male was 39.77 and 8.9, respectively.
    Attribution
    Andrew Raymond J., Verma Payal R., Thaokar Nilesh R. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(7) pp. 6821-6825; doi:10.11609/jott.1793.6821-6825
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    Further additions to the Odonata (Insecta) fauna of Goa, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The paper reports 13 new records of Odonata from the State of Goa. Of these five species are endemic to the Western Ghats. The study also adds one family Macromiidae (Anisoptera) not reported earlier from the State. With this addition of 13 species, 87 species of odonates are currently known from the state.
    Attribution
    Rangnekar P., Naik R. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(6) pp. 5585-5589; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3641.5585-9
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    Odonata (Insecta) diversity of Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and its adjacent areas in Thattekkad, Kerala, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Odonata diversity of Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and its adjacent areas in Thattekkad, Kerala, India were documented from 2010 to 2012. Opportunistic observations were carried out to record species diversity. Eighty-two species of Odonata, which included 51 species of Anisoptera (dragonflies) and 31 species of Zygoptera (damselflies), were recorded during the study. Of this 21 species are endemic to the Western Ghats. The presence of the IUCN categorized nearly threatened species like Megalogomphus hannyngtoni and vulnerable species like Platysticta deccanensis and Protosticta sanguinostigma is remarkable.
    Attribution
    Varghese A.P., Nikesh P.R., Mathew J. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(6) pp. 5887-5893; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3395.5887-93
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    Odonata larvae of Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur, northeastern India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Odonata larvae were collected from Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur, northeastern India during 2009-2011. The study recorded 15 species of Odonata larvae belonging to the anisopteran families Aeshnidae, Libellulidae and zygopteran families Calopterigidae, Lestidae and Coenagrionidae. The study revealed that there is a need for a detailed study of Odonata fauna of the national park as thorough knowledge of the important species of a conservation area is very essential for proper management.
    Attribution
    Takhelmayum K., Gupta S. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(6) pp. 5858-5863; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3453.5858-63
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    Dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) of Tripura, northeastern India with a pictorial catalogue.
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A survey of Odonata was conducted in four reserve forests, three wildlife sanctuaries and three unclassified natural areas of Tripura, northeastern India from 2008 to 2012, from May to August.  A total of 53 species belonging to 37 genera under nine families of Zygoptera (damselflies) and Anisoptera (dragonflies) were recorded in five years from 1370 points by direct search.  This included 25 species, 16 genera and five families reported as new records for the state.  A list of the species, number of specimens examined, their habitats, local and IUCN status, and worldwide distribution are provided.  A pictorial catalogue of adults of the recorded species is also provided.  
    Attribution
    Majumder Joydeb, Bhattacharjee Partha Pratim, Agarwala Basant K. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(6) pp. 6683-6702; doi:10.11609/jott.1719.6683-6702
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    An annotated checklist of Odonata (Insecta) of Kanha Tiger Reserve and adjoining areas, central India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Odonates were recorded from Kanha Tiger Reserve and its adjoining areas during January-December 2010. Thirty eight species were recorded belonging to seven families and 26 genera. Twelve species distribution is first time recorded from the reserve. With the addition of these newly recorded species with the previous records the species richness of the reserve increased up to 48 species, belonging to eight families. Among the collected Anisopterans Orthretum sabina sabina (Drury) was the most abundant species. A detailed annotated checklist of recorded odonates with the previous records is presented in the Table.
    Attribution
    Sahoo P.K., Das S.K., Parida S.P. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(5) pp. 3559-3564; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2822.476
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    Anax panybeus Hagen, 1867: an addition to the Odonata (Aeshnidae) of India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A new record of Indian dragonfly fauna- Anax panybeus Hagen, 1867 is reported from Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Two male specimens of this species were identified from National Zoological Collection, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.
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    Mitra T.R., Babu R., Subramanian K.A. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(5) pp. 3682-3683; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3210.3682-83
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    Habitat and seasonal distribution of Odonata (Insecta) of Mula and Mutha river basins, Maharashtra, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Catchment landscape degradation and habitat modifications of freshwater ecosystems are a primary cause of biodiversity loss in riverine ecosystems all over the world. Many elements of the flora and fauna of freshwater ecosystems are sensitive to the changes in catchment land use and habitat modification. These sensitive taxa are also reliable indicators of freshwater ecosystem health. In the current study we investigate the seasonal and habitat distribution of Odonata (Insecta) across riparian land use types in Mula and Mutha river basins, northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra. There was a difference in the species composition across land use types and across seasons with highest diversity and abundance during the post monsoon period. The highest Odonata diversity was observed in urban areas followed by forest and agriculture fields. There was a loss of 31% of the odonate fauna in the study area over 50 years which could be due to rapid industrialization and urbanization of the region and consequent degradation of freshwater ecosystems. The significance of catchment land use on Odonata diversity and its value in landscape monitoring is discussed.
    Attribution
    Kulkarni A.S., Subramanian K.A. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(5) pp. 4084-4095; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3253.4084-95