Taxonomy and field observations of grasshopper and locust fauna (Orthoptera: Acridoidea) of Jharkhand, India

Abstract :

The state of Jharkhand (India) is a biodiversity hotspot owing to its topography and geographical features and is blessed with tropical zone dry and wet forests. The mainstay of tribal communities is agriculture. Acridoids have long been credited as forest and crop pest and till date there is no consolidated work dealing with the distribution of locusts and grasshoppers from the state. Keeping this in view the area was surveyed and acridoid fauna has been listed in addition to worked out taxonomy. Keys to subfamilies and genera have been provided. The interaction of concerned samples with their natural habitat was observed very closely and has been listed wherever required. Collection of 421 samples has been worked out that comprised 41 species belonging to 28 genera of 10 subfamilies, 3 families and 4 tribes

Keyword :

Observation, Taxonomy, Acridoidea, Jharkhand (India)

Author(s) : Nayeem, R., Usmani, K.
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Published Issue : 2012 Vol. 7 Number 1

2012 Vol. 7 Number 1