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This is an online peer-reviewed resource designed to disseminate comprehensive information on various aspects of the biology of Indian Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies), encourage their observation to study their natural history and ecology, gather population and distributional data in a centralized database, and spread awareness about their conservation. It is a model of 'citizen science', where ordinary citizens participate in gathering scientific data and building this free resource on Indian Odonates.

With over 15,000 reference images, this is the largest library of curated images of odonates in the Indian Region. The data from these images helps map the detailed distribution and seasonal occurrence of Indian Odonata. These images also capture morphological variation of Indian dragonflies and damselflies like never before, along with information on their life cycle, geographical distribution, predators and parasitoids, etc., making it a critical resource on the biology of odonates for amateur nature-enthusiasts and professional biologists alike.

Don't miss our sister websites under the umbrella of the Biodiversity Atlas – India project, listed below!

Website by the numbers

  • 532

    No. of Species Pages

  • 12246

    No. of Observations

  • 16035

    No. of Images

  • 3599

    No. of Contributors

  • 0

    No. of Checklists

  • 0

    No. of 30-min Counts

  • 5

    No. of Local Projects

  • 0

    No. of Larval Host Plants

  • 0

    No. of Nectar Plants

  • 2

    No. of Identification Keys

  • 108092

    No. of website visits

  • 10

    No. of unique visitors

  • Observation Density Map (Latest 5,000 observations)

    Highlighted Contributions

    Species Name

    Echo perornataBanded Echo

    Contributor

    1 Posts

    Date

    February 04, 2024

    Contributor Of The Month

    No. of Observation: 2 Post
    Contributor Name: rajg@
    Date: 2024-05

    Contributor of the Year

    No. of Observation: 7 Post
    Contributor Name: Fahim Khan
    Year: 2023

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