Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 9

Empirical Study of Dragonfly, Neurobasis Chinesis as Ecological Indicator in the Freshwater Streams of Keeriparai Forest Eco System of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu

Keny J Newport*

Field Assistant, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Anaikatti, Coimbatore, India

*Corresponding Author: Keny J Newport, Field Assistant, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Anaikatti, Coimbatore, India.

Received: May 11, 2022; Published: August 29, 2022

Abstract

This paper focuses on the dragonfly Neurobasis chinesis, which belongs to Odonate family, and their existence determines the health of an ecosystem. The Nerobasis chinesis is also called as gossamer, due to the coloration of their wings. The study of Neurobasis chinesis dragonfly was initiated in the tail-end hill ranges of the Western Ghats, viz., Kanyakumari District (Keeriparai Forest Range). The altitude of the hills ranges from 100 m - 2695 m covered by evergreen forests. Major emphasis was given to observe the Neurobasis chinesis dragon fly, from various breeding habitats, viz., slow flowing streams, spring pool and rocky pool. The occurrence of Neurobasis chinesis dragon fly are observed against water quality and abundance of plants. We could only see a trend towards Neurobasis chinesis dragonfly occurring in freshwater streams at particular altitude in abundance. Neurobasis chinesis dragonfly species richness therefore appears to be positively associated with vascular plants they feed in freshwater habitat and also unpolluted water steams.

Keywords: Dragonfly; Odonates; Gossamer; Ecological Indicator; Keeriparai Forest Range

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Citation

Citation: Keny J Newport. “Empirical Study of Dragonfly, Neurobasis Chinesis as Ecological Indicator in the Freshwater Streams of Keeriparai Forest Eco System of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.9 (2022): 92-96.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Keny J Newport. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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