Checklist of Odonata (Insecta) of Doon Valley, Uttarakhand, India

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Kritish De
Sarika Sharma
Amar Paul Singh
Manisha Uniyal
Virendra Prasad Uniyal


In this communication, we have collated a checklist of 97 species of odonates from Doon valley, Uttarakhand by reviewing the literature. These species are distributed across 13 families, 58 genera, and eight superfamilies. Of these species, 60 were Anisoptera (dragonflies) and 37 were Zygoptera (damselflies). Three species of dragonflies and two damselflies are endemic to India. This checklist updates existing knowledge on insect diversity in the Doon valley and will aid conservation management of wetlands in the region.

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