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  • Title
    Species Diversity of Short Horned Grasshopper (Orthoptera - Acrididae) in Selected Grasslands of Solapur District, Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    In the class insects, grasshopper is one of the largest and diverse group. They are dominant above ground invertebrates in cultivated and in natural grasslands ecosystems and they are functionally important. For the first time survey and collection of short horned grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) was carried out from selected grasslands of Solapur district, Maharashtra, India. Short horned grasshopper species were surveyed in selected grasslands of Solapur district, Maharashtra, India. 7 species belonging to 7 different genera i.e. Acrida, Gastrimargus, Trilophidia, Catantops, Calaptenopsis, Chrotogonus and Atractomorpha and 4 different subfamilies Tryxalinae, Cedipodinae, Catantopinae and Pyrgomorphinae were recorded.
    Attribution
    Department of Zoology, Nowrosjee Wadia College of Arts and Science, University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Title
    Acridid (Orthoptera) fauna of agricultural ecosystem in some southern districts of Tamil Nadu, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Thirty-one species of Acridids were identified belonging to the families Acrididae (25 species) and Pyrgomorphidae (6 species) from the monocot and dicot crop fields in Madurai, Dindigul, Sivaganga, Virudhunagar, and Theni of the Southern districts of Tamil Nadu. The feeding guild of the acridids recorded 9 species of grass feeder, 1 species of dicot feeder and 21 species of mixed feeder. Among the Acridids collected 18 species were recorded as core species based on their abundance from the areas surveyed and the other 13 species were designated as satellite species due to their sporadic distribution.
    Attribution
    Ananthaselvi R., Suresh P., Janarthanan S., Karthikeyan K.A.M., Vijayakumar I. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(1) pp. 491-492; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o1621.491-2