Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
A checklist of acrididae (Orthoptera: Acridoidea) from West Bengal, India
Author(s): Mustafijur Rahaman, Mohd. Kamil Usmani
Abstract: A checklist of Acrididae, which is the most important family of orthopterous pests, has been provided from West Bengal, India. An extensive survey was carried out during the period of 2015 to 2017 from different districts of West Bengal. The collected specimens were sorted out into 84 species belongs to 58 genera and 12 subfamilies. Twelve species i.e. Acrida gigantea Herbst), Orthoctha indica Uvarov, Leionotacris bolivari (Uvarov), Aiolopus thalassinus thalassinus (Fabricius), Aiolopus simulatrix (Walker), Chloebora marshalli (Henry), Oxya japonica japonica (Thunberg), Oedipoda miniata miniata (Pallas), Tropidopola longicornis Fieber, Acorypha insignis (Walker), Diabolocatantops pinguis (Stal), Xenocatantops karnyi (Kirby) are recoded for the first time from this state.