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  • Title
    Range extension and larval habitat of Lyriothemis tricolour Ris, 1919 (Odonata: Anisoptera: Libellulidae) from southern Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Worldwide many species of odonates are known to use phytotelmata as a breeding habitat. Hitherto, no species are known to breed in phytotelmata in India. However, field studies conducted in the southern Western Ghats revealed that Lyriothemis tricolor Ris, 1919 (Libellulidae) uses tree holes as a larval habitat. Here we report the range extension of L. tricolor to southern Western Ghats and describe morphology of the larva, exuvia, and adult female. Based on the present study, we describe the larval habitat of L. tricolor in the southern Western Ghats. Our findings reveal that L. tricolor breeds in the tree holes of evergreen and semi-evergreen forests in the southern Western Ghats.
    Attribution
    Das K.S.A., Subramanian K.A., Emiliyamma K.G., Palot M.J., Nishadh K.A. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 17(5) pp. 5237-5246; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3716.5237-46
  • Title
    CEPF Western Ghats Special Series: Metazoan community composition in tree hole aquatic habitats of Silent Valley National Park and New Amarambalam Reserve Forest of the Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    In a study of the metazoan community composition in tree hole aquatic habitat of a tropical rainforest, Silent Valley National Park, and the adjacent moist deciduous forest, New Amarambalam Reserve Forest, of the Western Ghats, 28 different species were recorded from 150 tree hole aquatic habitats with an average of 3-5 species per tree hole. Most of the recorded organisms (96.8%) belong to Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), Heteroptera (bugs), Diptera (flies), Coleoptera (beetles) and Trichoptera (caddisflies). The study reports the first record of toe-winged beetle larvae (Ptilodactylidae) in a tree hole aquatic habitat. The most significant observation is the prolific occurrence of trichopteran larvae as the second most abundant taxa in tree holes of Silent Valley National Park, and this stands as the first comprehensive record of the entire order in the habitat studied. The study upholds the importance of less explored microhabitats in the Western Ghats region in terms of sustaining unique community composition in the most delicate and extreme habitat conditions. It also puts forward important ecological research questions on biodiversity ecosystem functionality which could impart important lessons for managing and conserving the diminishing tropical evergreen forests which are significant for these unique habitats.
    Attribution
    Nishadh K.A., Das K.S.A. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(4) pp. 3312-3318; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3197.3312-8
  • Title
    Publication on JoTT
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    Metazoan community composition in tree hole aquatic habitats of Silent Valley National Park and New Amarambalam Reserve Forest of the Western Ghats, India. Published on Journal of Threatened Taxa on 26 November 2012. (http://threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJournal/2012/November/anoop.htm)
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