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Singapore Journal of Scientific Research
  Year: 2016 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 7-12
DOI: 10.3923/sjsres.2016.7.12
 
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Identification of New-morpho-variant of Dragonfly, Neurothemis tullia tullia from Carpet Dye Polluted Region Bhadohi

R.K. Tiwari , J.P. Pandey and Dinesh Kumar

Abstract:
Background: Dragonflies are important predators that eat mosquitos and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, wasps and very rarely butterflies. Methodology: In the present study, a new morpho-type of dragonfly Neurothemis tullia tullia has been identified for the first time in Anaripura- Hariharpur, Gyanpur S.R.N. Bhadohi, India, a carpet dye polluted area. Results: Reported specimen was having comparatively large compound eyes, distinctly separated or just touching dorsally, pterostigma moderately long and narrow and dissimilar fore and hindwings. Forewings narrow and elongated and hindwings broad basally. Half of the both wings (Proximal) are black in color. Apical part was glossy. Conclusion: It is evident that present reported insects morphology is unique eco-variant of Neurothemis tullia tullia. As the dragonfly completes its nymphal life in water and the water of carpet city, Bhadohi, region is highly polluted with various types of toxic carpet dyes, leading to elevation in temperature, therefore, it is expected that exposure to carpet dye and elevated temperature might played role in modification of morphology of adult dragonfly. Owing to the economic importance, this dragonfly needs to be conserved and utilized for minimizing the mosquitos which cause many lethal diseases to human being. Interestingly, this organism might be used as a tool for detection of weather change and pollution in future if any.
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How to cite this article:

R.K. Tiwari, J.P. Pandey and Dinesh Kumar, 2016. Identification of New-morpho-variant of Dragonfly, Neurothemis tullia tullia from Carpet Dye Polluted Region Bhadohi. Singapore Journal of Scientific Research, 6: 7-12.

DOI: 10.3923/sjsres.2016.7.12

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=sjsres.2016.7.12

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