Diversity of dragonflies and damselflies in lakes of Universitas Indonesia, Depok, West Java

L. A. Akbar, A. Basukriadi

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We investigated the diversity and distribution of Odonata inhabiting lakes at Universitas Indonesia, Depok, West Java in November 2017. The Study aimed to characterize the lakes based on the occurrence of some Odonata species. There were six study sites: Lake Agathis, Lake Kenanga, Lake Mahoni, Lake Puspa, Lake Salam, and Lake Ulin. Species of Odonata encountered within the study sites were caught using sweep nets, photographed and then released. A total of 16 species of Odonata were found including 12 dragonflies and 4 damselflies. The dragonflies were represented by two families. Of the 12 species of dragonflies recorded, 11 were from the family Libellulidae and 1 was from the family Gomphidae. Brachydiplax chalybea and Orthetrum testaceum (Fam. Libellulidae) were the most widely distributed species. However, the abundant species were O. testaceum and Zyxomma obtusum. Damselflies were poorly represented, with only four species from two families, Coenagrionidae and Platycnemididae. Based on the species composition of Odonata from six lakes at Universitas Indonesia we conclude that most species are eurytopic or generalist that are widespread and tolerant to a wide range of environmental variables. In the current study, we consider that all lakes at Universitas Indonesia are disturbed habitats which are generally unsuitable for specialist or stenotopic species.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012035
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2021
Event2nd Basic and Applied Sciences Interdisciplinary Conference 2018, BASIC 2018 - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 3 Aug 20184 Aug 2018


  • Disturbed habitats
  • Diversity
  • Odonata
  • Species composition
  • Universitas Indonesia


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