Bradinopyga konkanensis - Konkan Rockdweller 

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A new species of dragonfly that is endemic to the lowland region of Konkan in Maharashtra, has been profiled in a study published on May 20, 2020. 

A male Konkan Rockdweller from Vijaydurg. Photo: Dattaprasad Sawant

 

  • Bradinopyga konkanensis, christened ‘Konkan Rockdweller’ has been discovered by dragonfly enthusiast and photographer Dattaprasad Sawant and researcher Shantanu Joshi, whose paper has been published in the journal Zootaxa.
  • Dragonflies and damselflies, that belong to the Order Odonata, are some of the ecologically important insects of freshwater habitats.
  • The Western Ghats are home to about 196 species of odonates, more than 40 per cent of which are endemic to the region.
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