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Some studies on the taxonomic status of the genus Aiolopus Fieber (Acrididae : Acridoidea: Orthoptera) from Pakistan

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Barkat Ali Bughio, Riffat Sultana, Ali Muhammad Rind, Muhammad Saeed Wagan

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.4( 4), 410-417, April 2014


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At the present orthopteran fauna in agricultural fields of Pakistan were investigated. The large numbers of specimens have been collected from different provinces of Pakistan during the year 2011-2012. Three species namely Aiolopus thalassinus thalassinus, Fabricius, A.thalassinus tamulus, Fabricius, and A.simulatrix simulatrix, Walker, of subfamily Oedipodinae were came in collection. However, the most dominant and widely distributed species was Aiolopus thalassinus thalassinus its distribution has been reported throughout country. Besides this; some important characters of male and female genitalia have also been studied. All above studied species were recognized as severe pest of many valued crops in Pakistan. Present investigation has been carried out for the first time from this region.


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