India's climate change takes a toll on the dragonflies, says report

The report also states that the dragonflies generally have a short life span of about a few weeks only


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Karthik Jerome New Delhi
The dragonflies and damselflies have started laying eggs before the onset of winter, which will put them in hibernation, says Faiyaz Khudsar, lead scientist in charge of the week-long survey of the odonata species.

Erratic rainfall over the past week has caused them to misinterpret the weather and thereby alter their life cycle.

Speaking to Business Standard, Faisal Mohd, an entomologist, said the survey has found only 25 of the recorded 47 species from the Zoological Survey of India 1997, which is the base figure.

The survey has found that the maximum number of individual odonates in the Kalindi Biodiversity Park to be

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First Published: Sep 25 2022 | 10:03 PM IST

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