AN OBSERVATION ON THE TAXONOMIC COMPOSITION, RELATIVE ABUNDANCE AND SEASONAL VARIATION OF ODONATE (DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES) FAUNA OF CHAUBATIA GARDEN RANIKHET, ALMORA, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA

Fasuil Farooq and Manoj Kumar Arya* Insect Biodiversity Laboratory, Department of Zoology,D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital- 263002, Uttarakhand, India[*E-mail: dr.manojkumar19@rediffmail.com]Received: 18-09-2018 Accepted: 10-10-2018 AbstractThe present investigation was aimed as a pilot study to assess the diversity, abundance and taxonomic composition of orderĀ Odonata in Chaubatia Garden Ranikhet during July 2016 to June 2018. Observations were carried out at monthly interval duringĀ both the years. A total of 392 Odonates belonging to 12 species, 8 genera and 4 families were recorded. The family Read More …