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Orthoptera Fauna, its Habitat Ecology and Threats in Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh, India



Sunil Kumar Gupta, Kailash Chandra

Abstract

In Nature inspite of serious floral damaging characteristic, Orthopteran insects also have some ecological and economical importance. In the present study we identified total 56 species of Orthopteran fauna representing 43 genera and 8 families are reported from different localities of Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. Among which, nine species are new addition to the Chhattisgarh state reporting here with comprehensive account. Acrididae family represents maximum diversity and species richness (271), followed by Gryllidae (65), while the minimum number of species (3) was recorded from Tridactylidae family. Further, with respect to their habitat, the most appropriate seasons of their occurrences have been noted. The pest characteristics of newly noted species for the studied area have also been discussed.


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  • DOI:10.21276/ambi.2016.03.1.ra04


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