Study on the Morphology and Distribution of Genus Aiolopus (Acrididae: Orthoptera) from Sindh, Pakistan

Keywords: Morphology, Pest, Genitalia, Distribution, Pakistan


Grasshoppers are those insects that have importance to carry out a study to check the position of damage at agricultural crops and to know their significance in insects taxonomy. During the present work orthopteran fauna in agricultural fields of Pakistan were investigated to collect the specimens of Genus Aiolopus to showing their morphology, and distribution.The many specimens have been collected from different provinces of Pakistan during the field studies. Three species namely Aiolopus thalassinus thalassinus, Fabricius, A.thalassinus tumulus, Fabricius, and A.simulatrix simulatrix, Walker, of subfamily Oedipodinae was collected and viewed. Furthermore, the most dominant and widely distributed species was exposing Aiolopus thalassinus thalassinus their distribution has been reported and confirmed throughout the country. As well as this investigations may be proved to determine and control the pest incidences at agricultural fields. Although studied species were recognized as serious pest of many valued crops in Pakistan. Besides this; some important morphological characters of male and female have also been studied. Present investigation has been carried out for the accurate description from this region.