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Odonata species

6th November, 2023 Environment

Odonata species

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  • Around 50 Odonata species were identified on the first day of the two-day Odonata survey that commenced in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR).


  • Odonata is an order of flying insects that includes the dragonflies and damselflies.
  • All Odonata have aquatic larvae called naiads (nymphs), and all of them, larvae and adults, are carnivorous.
  • The adults can land but rarely walk. Their legs are specialized for catching prey. They are almost entirely insectivorous.
  • The largest living odonate is the giant Central American helicopter damselfly Megaloprepus coerulatus.


Q. Recently, Odonata was in the news. What is it?

1.Order of Flying Insects

2.Simple soft-bodied flatworms

3.Segmented worms

4.Order of Parachela

Choose the correct code.

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D


Option 1.  A