Dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) of the Kole Wetlands, central Kerala, India

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A. Vivek Chandran
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2149-2502
Subin K. Jose
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6331-1437
Sujith V. Gopalan
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4744-9935

Abstract

A year-long study was conducted at the Kole Wetlands, a Ramsar site in central Kerala to document the diversity of dragonflies and damselflies and understand their seasonality.  Checklist survey method was used to sample adult odonates in 30 randomly chosen locations.  A total of 44 species (30 dragonflies and 14 damselflies) belonging to 33 genera and eight families were recorded in the study area.  Species richness showed a peak in the post-monsoon season and a dip in the summer.  The observations support the value of the Kole Wetlands in providing valuable resources for Odonata.

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Chandran, A.V., Jose, S.K. and Gopalan, S.V. 2021. Dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) of the Kole Wetlands, central Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 3 (Mar. 2021), 17963–17971. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5885.13.3.17963-17971.
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