FAUNA OF ACRIDIDAE (ORTHOPTERA: ACRIDOIDEA) FROM NARA DESERT DISTRICT KHAIRPUR

F. SOOMRO, R. SULTANA, M. S. WAGAN, A. R. ABBASI

Abstract


The list of Acrididae species at the Nara desert was compiled. At Least 749 specimens belonging to 06 subfamilies i-e Spathosternum prasiniferum (Krauss, 1877), Heteracris  littrolis (Rambur, 1839), Aiolopus  thalassinus  thalassinus (Fabricius, 1781),  Hilethera  aeolopoides  (Uvarov, 1923), Trilophidia  annulata (Thunberg, 1815) , Acrotylus humbertinus (Saussure, 1884) , Sphingonotus rubescens rubescens (Walker, 1870, S. savignyi (Saussure, 1884), S. theodori theodori (Uvarov 1924), Aulacobothrus luteipas (Walker, 1871), Ochrilidia geniculata (Bolivar, 1913), O. gracilis gracilis ( Krauss, 1902), Acrida exaltata (Walker, 1859 ), Acrida gigentea (Herbt, 1786), Truxalis examia examia (Eichwald, 1830) and Truxalis fitzgralidi (Dirish1951) were captured and sorted out into 16 species belonging to 11genera. Every month visit has been carried out into field during the year 2014. This paper contain an inventory of Acrididae of Nara but present study may led to the discovery of some new species and new record of grasshoppers in near future.

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