New Report of Zyxomma petiolatum (Rambur, 1842) Odonates from Daund Tehsil, MS : India

Authors(3) :-N. R. Somwanshi , A. R. Sonawane , A. J. Khandagle

Morphological similarity often complicates field identification in insects, leading to data analysis on the basis of geographic distribution over planet. Still working on morphometrical data analysis on some endemic or rare species it’s really challenging job with conservation status, that’s the reason for taxonomical analysis done in August to October 2017 on Zyxomma petiolatum (Rambur, 1842). The Indian dragonfly genus Zyxomma is a difficult group to identify on field due to their extreme occurrence during mild sunny evening time with higher flier conditions, and shortest information on identification keys, geographical distribution and natural history. Zyxomma petiolatum (Rambur, 1842) is belonging from order: Odonata and suborder: Anisoptera commonly known as brown dusk hawk. Primarily based upon the hypothesis that collected specimen may be dragonfly or damselfly as due to showing both characteristic such as, slender abdomen looks like damselfly and spreading of wings, compound eyes, bulgy thorax shown in case of dragonfly. After carefully observing the specimen it showed 8 abdominal segments which were characteristic features of dragonfly.

Authors and Affiliations

N. R. Somwanshi
Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
A. R. Sonawane
Post Graduate Dept. of Zoology, Tuljaram Chaturchand College, Baramati Pune, Maharashtra, India
A. J. Khandagle
Post Graduate Dept. of Zoology, Prof. Ramkrishna More, College, Akurdi, Maharashtra, India

Morphological similarity often complicates field identification in insects, leading to data analysis on the basis of geographic distribution over planet. Still working on morphometrical data analysis on some endemic or rare species it’s really challenging job with conservation status, that’s the reason for taxonomical analysis done in August to October 2017 on Zyxomma petiolatum (Rambur, 1842). The Indian dragonfly genus Zyxomma is a difficult group to identify on field due to their extreme occurrence during mild sunny evening time with higher flier conditions, and shortest information on identification keys, geographical distribution and natural history. Zyxomma petiolatum (Rambur, 1842) is belonging from order: Odonata and suborder: Anisoptera commonly known as brown dusk hawk. Primarily based upon the hypothesis that collected specimen may be dragonfly or damselfly as due to showing both characteristic such as, slender abdomen looks like damselfly and spreading of wings, compound eyes, bulgy thorax shown in case of dragonfly. After carefully observing the specimen it showed 8 abdominal segments which were characteristic features of dragonfly.

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Published in : Volume 5 | Issue 1 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-01-20
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 143-146
Manuscript Number : IJSRST185129
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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N. R. Somwanshi , A. R. Sonawane , A. J. Khandagle, " New Report of Zyxomma petiolatum (Rambur, 1842) Odonates from Daund Tehsil, MS : India, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.143-146, January-February-2018. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST185129
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