Odoanta of Akwa Ibom State University, Nigeria

Latest version published by Akwa Ibom State University on Aug 26, 2019 Akwa Ibom State University

Certain species of insects such as odonates, are used as bioindicators because they react intensely to disturbances in their living environment that could be due to anthropogenic or natural activities. Bioindicators or ecological indicators are taxa or groups of animals or plants that show signs when affected by environmental pressures due to human activities or the destruction of the biotic system. This result is from funding by GBIF (BID-AF2017-0311) and University of Lagos, Nigeria(CRC 2016/21) that involved the Digitization and Mobilization of Odonata of Southern Nigeria and molecular characterization, DNA barcoding and banking of Odonata of South western Nigeria respectively. So far, over 4000 colletions from Lagos, Osun, Oyo and Ondo States have been digitized. Odonate collections from Akwa Ibom State comprised 836 individuals from 23 species, and four families. The families were Libellulidae (75%), Coenagrionidae (24%), Calopterygidae (0.1%) and Chlorocyphidae (0.4%). Three dominant species found from the collections include Palpopleura lucia (39%), Orthetrum chrysostigma (9%) and Pseudagrion kersteni (9%). Two species with only one individual were Phaon iridipennis and Thoymis tillarga.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Kemabonta K, A., Essien, R., Adu, B.W., Ogbogu, S. U., Iysa, A and Uche-Dike, R Abundance, Distribution of Odonates (Dragonflies and Damselflies) In Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, Pan African Jornal of Life Sciences 2019, 2

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Akwa Ibom State University. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 25f28184-995a-499f-8594-de3b757d8047.  Akwa Ibom State University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Rosemary Essien
Lecturer 1
Akwa Ibom State University Department of Crop Science, Obio Akpa Campus +234 Uyo Lagos NG 8027022191

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kehinde Kemabonta
Associate Professor
University of Lagos Department Of Zoology +234 Lagos Lagos NG 8022235317

Who filled in the metadata:

Kehinde Kemabonta
Associate Professor
University of Lagos Department of Zoology +234 Lagos Lagos NG 8022235317

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Kehinde Kemabonta

Geographic Coverage

Collections of specimens are from and around AKSU Uyo

Bounding Coordinates South West [4.982, 7.853], North East [5.065, 7.968]

Taxonomic Coverage

Insects from Order Odonata- dragonflies and damselflies.

Order  Odonata (Dragonflies)

Project Data

This result is from funding by GBIF (BID-AF2017-0311) and University of Lagos, Nigeria(CRC 2016/21) that involved the Digitization and Mobilization of Odonata of Southern Nigeria and molecular characterization, DNA barcoding and banking of Odonata of South western Nigeria respectively. So far, over 4000 collections made up of over 190 species, from Lagos, Osun, Oyo and Ondo States have been digitized. Odonate collections from Akwa Ibom State comprised 836 individuals from 23 species, and four families. The families were Libellulidae (75%), Coenagrionidae (24%), Calopterygidae (0.1%) and Chlorocyphidae (0.4%). Three dominant species found from the collections include Palpopleura lucia (39%), Orthetrum chrysostigma (9%) and Pseudagrion kersteni (9%). Two species with only one individual were Phaon iridipennis and Thoymis tillarga.

Title The Digitization and Mobilization of Odonata of Southern Nigeria
Identifier BID-AF2017-0311-SMA
Funding BID-AF2017-0311-SMA
Study Area Description Akwa Ibom States

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Kehinde Kemabonta
Metadata Provider
Rosemary Essien
Processor
Rhema Uche-Dike

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 25f28184-995a-499f-8594-de3b757d8047
http://ipt-nigeria.gbif.fr/resource?r=odoantes_from_akwa_ibom_state_university