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Aquatic insects are found abundantly and exhibits high diversity in fresh water aquatic ecosystems. They serve as food item for the vertebrate and invertebrate predators and thus play a significant role in aquatic ecosystem. Insects responded well to a wide range of environmental disturbances and thus often are employed as proxies for water quality. The present study was carried out at Tamasi Lake, situated in Bhadravati Taluka of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra which comes under Tribal area. The year round investigation was carried out to evaluate the diversity of aquatic insects for a period of one year from June 2022 to May 2023. The present investigation shows the presence of total 28 species of aquatic insects from 5 orders and 18 families. The rich and varied diversity of aquatic insects indicate the moderate environmental condition of freshwater ecosystem under study and functioning properly.


Anthropogenic Aquatic insect Diversity Tamasi lake Plecoptera

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Tekade, R. S., & Telkhade, P. M. (2024). Studies on diversity of aquatic insects in Tamasi lake, Tahsil- Bhadravati, Dist- Chandrapur (M.S) India. Environment Conservation Journal, 25(1), 156–159.


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