BIODIVERSITY OF ACROTYLUS (ACRIDIDAE:ORTHOPTERA) WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ITS HOST PLANTS IN THAR DESERT, SINDH.

M. LAL, R. SULTANA, M. S. WAGAN

Abstract


At the present incidence of 03- Acrotylus species i-e: Acrotylus longipes longipes(Charpentier, 1845), Acrotylus humbertianus Saussure, 1884 and Acrotylus longipes subfasciatus Bei-Bienko, 1948, along with their host plants association was observed. During field survey it was found that Acrotylus infesting various part of plants i-e: foliage, flower, leaf and stem mostly adult feed on leaves. Beside this, greater No: was reported from undisturbance habitats and there is significant morphological difference in these 03-studied species.

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