The Thar Crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae)

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

Abstract


Thar desert has totally about 14 species belonging to family Gryllidae consists of 03 subfamilies viz: Gryllinae, Gryllomorphinae, and Nemobiinae, pertaining to 4 tribes Gryllini, Eumodicogryllini, Pteronemobiini and Gryllomorphini under 9 genera. All the material was collected from Mithi, Nangarparkar, Chachro and Diplo. Beside this, distribution pattern of species important host plant attacked by gryllidae presented here. Phonarellus (Phonarellus) humeralis and Gryllus (Gryllus) quadrimaculatus apicalis species belonging to Gryllinae subfamily construct new records for Thar Sindh. Beside this, a single species of Gryllomorpha offering unique character might be proved new species when more material will be in hand.

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