Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
An Orthoptera of the district Umerkot Sindh
Author(s): Riffat Sultana, Mohan Lal, Muhammad Saeed Wagan
Abstract: An inventory of Orthoptera species found in the various ecological habitats in Umerkot is presented here. In the result of an extensive survey 734 specimens were captured from the 4 important talukas of district Umerkot i.e. Umerkot, Kunri, Pithoro and Samaro during the year 2015-2016. The collected material was sorted out into 3 families i.e. Acrididae, Pyrgomorphidae and Dericorythidae and further break into 7 subfamilies pertaining to 12 tribes, 15 genera and 18 species. Additions to this, useful plants attack by Orthoptera species were also enlisted. This is first ever effort has been carried out from Umerkot.
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