International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

Volume 1, Issue 2

Biodiversity of Aquatic Insect Population in Two Permanent Ponds of Kanyakumari District

Author(s): Jenila G.J1*, C.RadhaKrishnan Nair2
1. Research scholar, S.T. Hindu College, Nagarcoil-629002, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.
2. Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, S.T. Hindu College, Nagarcoil-629002, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract: The present study deals with aquatic insects of two permanent ponds of Kanyakumari District. The survey conducted from August 2012-June 2013, enumerated 25 different species belonging to 11 families and 4 orders. Aquatic insects are probably best known for their ability to indicate about the water quality in a particular environment. If a sample of the aquatic insects in a particular place is analyzed, in terms of the sensitive kind versus tolerant kinds, one can get a good measure of the environment.

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