Species Diversity of Short Horned Grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in Selected Grasslands of Solapur District, Maharashtra, IndiaSomnath Waghmare*, Dinesh Waghmare and P S Bhatnagar
Department of Zoology, Nowrosjee Wadia College of Arts and Science, University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Somnath Waghmare
Department of Zoology
Nowrosjee Wadia College of Arts and Science
University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Received Date: July 10, 2013; Accepted Date: August 21, 2013; Published Date: August 26, 2013
Citation: Waghmare S, Waghmare D, Bhatnagar PS (2013) Species Diversity of Short Horned Grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in Selected Grasslands of Solapur District, Maharashtra, India. J Biodivers Endanger Species 1:110. doi: 10.4172/2332-2543.1000110
Copyright: © 2013 Waghmare S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In the class insects, grasshopper is one of the largest and diverse group. They are dominant above ground invertebrates in cultivated and in natural grasslands ecosystems and they are functionally important. For the first time survey and collection of short horned grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) was carried out from selected grasslands of Solapur district, Maharashtra, India.
Short horned grasshopper species were surveyed in selected grasslands of Solapur district, Maharashtra, India. 7 species belonging to 7 different genera i.e. Acrida, Gastrimargus, Trilophidia, Catantops, Calaptenopsis, Chrotogonus and Atractomorpha and 4 different subfamilies Tryxalinae, Cedipodinae, Catantopinae and Pyrgomorphinae were recorded.