Effect of some ecological factors on the distribution and diversity of Pyrgomorphidae (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphoidea) in Punjab of India

Abstract : Twelve species of grasshoppers of family Pyrgomorphidae belonging to five genera and four tribes were collected during consecutive survey of Punjab. From South-western Punjab eleven species of grasshoppers collected belonging to four tribes and five genera. The value of Shannon Diversity index, Species richness, Evenness and Simpson’s dominance value are 1.92, 1.70, 0.80 and 0.19 respectively. From Central Punjab eight species of grasshoppers collected belonging to five genera and four tribes. The value of Shannon Diversity index, Species richness, Evenness and Simpson’s dominance value are 1.86, 1.11, 0.89 and 0.15 respectively. From Eastern Punjab seven species of grasshoppers collected belonging to two genera and two tribes. The value Shannon Diversity index, Species richness, Evenness and Simpson’s dominance value are 1.42, 1.22, 0.73 and 0.31 respectively.
Keyword : Ecology, Distribution, Diversity Pyrgomorphidae, Orthoptera, Punjab, India
Author(s) : , H. Kumar, K. Usmani, H. Akhtar
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