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    An observation on the Odonata fauna of the Asansol- Durgapur Industrial Area, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
    Journal Article
    The present investigation was undertaken as a pilot study to examine the diversity, occurrence and distribution pattern of dragonfies and damselfies (Odonata) from the selected study sites of the Asansol-Durgapur industrial area of Burdwan District of West Bengal, India from January 2012 to December 2015. A combination of direct search and opportunistic sighting methods were applied to record 57 di􀄫erent Odonata species (38 dragon􀅇ies and 19 damsel􀅇ies). Among the dragon􀅇ies the most diverse family was Libellulidae represented by 36 species while among damsel􀅇ies Coenagrionidae was the most diverse family represented by 16 species. In spite of the Asansol-Durgapur region being an industrial urban area, the present study revealed a handsome diversity of odonates. A suitable geographic location, favourable climatic conditions, heterogeneous habitat types that included ponds, wetlands, riverbeds, grasslands and agricultural lands along with the presence of appropriate vegetationprovided a comfortable shelter for Odonata species to flourish in this ecoregion. All the odonates noted in the present study belong to the Least Concerned category as designated by IUCN.
    © Nayak & Roy 2016.