Biodiversity of Oedipodinae (Orthoptera) from Hyderabad Division Sindh, Pakistan

M. R. PITAFI, R. SULTANA

Abstract


In result of extensive survey a total of 1949 specimens of Oedipodinae were collected during the year 2017 amongst this, 1417 were immature whilst 532 were adults. Captured material was sorted out into 03 tribe’s viz: Acrotilini, Epacromini and locustini offering 08 species. The species richness percentage was recorded 26.16%, 9.59%, 10.06%, 17.75, 7.75%, 21.75%, 1.48% and 5.43% for A.longipes longipes, A.longipes subfasciatus, Aiolopus thalassinus thalassinus, A. thalassinus fabricus, Helithera aelopoidea, Locusta migratoria and Oedaleus sengalensis respectively. Beside this, biodiversity index, D = (n/N) 2 and Simpsons’ index (S=1-D) of all collected species was also presented here.


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