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Title of Thesis

Biosystematics Of Damselflies (Zygoptera:Odonata) Of Pakistan

Author(s)

Ahmed Zia

Institute/University/Department Details
Department of Entomology, Faculty of Crop and Food Sciences / Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
Session
2010
Subject
Entomology
Number of Pages
285
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
Development, Crop, Food Sciences, Libellago greeni, Zygoptera, Poverty, damselflies, Cylonolestes cyanea, atkinsoni

Abstract
Damselflies or Zygoptera, an important group of predators and biodiversity indicator, has been neglected in Pakistan. Partially to redress this, damselflies were collected from
various localities of Pakistan during 2004 – 2008. A total of 1061 damselflies collected,yielding 51 species in 26 genera and 5 families. Eight species, namely; Libellago lineata lineata, Libellago greeni, Protosticta hearseyi, Coeliccia vacca, Cylonolestes cyanea, Ellatoneura souteri, Ellatoneura campioni and Ellatoneura atkinsoni are recorded for the first time from Pakistan. A new species of Indocnemis ahmedi sp. nov. is described from Nouseri (AJK) and Dasu (N.W.F.P). All species incorporated into key are illustrated by their valid names, synonyms, measurement of body parts (abdomen, forewing and hindwing length), habitat description, sex ratio of collected specimens with their dates of collection, distribution range, differential characters from published description for new records to country and comprehensive characters description for new to science specimen has been provided. The known distribution of all the species is also updated. A map is provided of the distribution of each of them. Biodiversity indices study indicates that it was comparatively higher in AJ&K as compared to Punjab, N.W.F.P, Baluchistan, Sindh and Northern areas respectively. Comparison of all the collected damselflies was done on area basis as well as on time period basis. Results revealed significant diferences among
3 species and non-significant in 30 species on area basis. On time period basis, 33 species showed decreased length and 17 species showed increase in length. Sex ratio for whole collection was also calculated and it was found female biased.

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1 0 CONTENTS

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

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3 2 LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1 Arid Region In The Iran And The World

2.2 Sustainable Development And Its Indicators

2.3 Review Of Research Background

2.4 Poverty Alleviation In Iran

2.5 Summary

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4 3 MATERIALS AND METHODS

3.1 Description Of The Study Area

3.2 Procedure

3.3 Collection Of Data

3.4 Development Of Institutional Framework

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5 4 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

4.1 Population

4.2 Literacy Assessment

4.3 Housing

4.4 Resources

4.5 Industries

4.6 Health

4.7 Characteristics Of Minab Dam

4.8 Hydrology

4.9 Equity

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6 5 REFERENCES & LITERATURE CITED

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