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An Annotated Checklist of Orthoptera (Insecta) from India

 
M S Shishodia (Author) Kailash Chandra (Author) Sunil Kumar Gupta (Author) Occasional Paper
Synopsis The present cheklist includes 1033 species / subspecies belonging to 398 genera and 21 families of Orthoptera from India. The order Orthoptera is divided into suborders namely Caelifera and Ensifera. The suborder Caelifera includes short-horned grasshoppers, locusts and grouse locusts, however Ensifera includes long-horned grasshopper, katydids, crickets and mole crickets.

The suborder Caelifera is represented by 518 species under 214 genera and 11 families viz. Acrididae (285 species and 134 genera), Dericorythidae (04 speices and 02 genera), Pamphagidae (01 species and 01 genus), Mastacideidae (08 species and 02 genera), Pyrgomorphidae (47 species and 21 genera), Tetrigidae (137 species and 39 genera), Tridactylidae (19 species and 04 genera).

The suborder Ensifera includes 515 species, 184 genera and 10 families namely Gryllidae (231 species and 72 genera), Trigonidiidae (22 species and 08 genera), Gryllotalpidae (08 species and 02 genera), Mogoplistidae (14 species and 07 genera), Myrmecophilidae (04 species and 01 genera), Prophalangopsidae (01 species and 01 genus), Rhaphidophoridae (14 species and 04 genera), Schizodactylidae (03 species and 01 genus), Anostostomatidae (06 species 05 genera), Gryllacrididae (49 species and 14 genera), Stenopelmatidae (03 species and 01 genus) and Tettigoniidae (160 specie and 68 genera).
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Bibliographic information

Title An Annotated Checklist of Orthoptera (Insecta) from India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788181712707
length 366p., 25cm.