Taxonomic studies of the grasshoppers of the subfamily Tropidopolinae (Acrididae: Orthoptera) in largest Indian state, Uttar Pradesh

Abstract :

Family Acrididae is widely distributed in India and members are called typical grasshoppers. Grasshoppers are the most abundant aboveground insect found especially in dry habitat and also distributed in crop fields. Plant feeding by grasshoppers can deplete plant biomass and damage crops. In extreme cases herbivory can cause ecosystem damage. This can occurs directly from disruption of habitat by loss of vegetation or indirectly through induced erosion of soil. Members of the subfamily Tropidopolinae are purely raminivorous but also feed on crops and cause defoliation. Two species of grasshoppers Tristria pulvinata  (Uvarov, 1921) and Tropidopola longicornis (Fieber, 1853) of the subfamily Tropidopolinae recorded from Uttar Pradesh, India

Keyword :

Taxonomy, Tropidopolinae, Acrididae, grasshoppers, Uttar Pradesh

Author(s) : Akhtar, Md. H., Nayeem, M. R., Usmani, M. K.
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Published Issue : 2016 Vol. 11 Number 1

2016 Vol. 11 Number 1