AJ Life Sci. 2019, 2 (2): 49-55

Taxonomy and distribution of Calliptamus barbarus barbarus (Costa, 1836) (Orthoptera: Calliptaminae)

Shoaib Ali1, Waheed Ali Panhwar2* Sardar Azhar Mehmood1, Shabir Ahmed1 , Nek MuhammadMangi2

1Department of Zoology, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan.

2Department of Zoology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Mirs, Pakistan.



Abstract

Grasshoppers are generally phytophagous insects and regarded as major pests of agricultural crops in the world including Pakistan. At the present extensive survey was carried out to collect the grasshoppers from Hazara Division. A total of 421 samples were collected and identified into Family Acrididae, Subfamily Calliptaminae, genus Calliptamus and speciesCalliptamus barbarus barbarus (Costa, 1836). Moreover, the distribution and incidence data will be used for a Red List assessment. Optimistically, finding of present study will be helpful for the future researchers in nearfuture. Besides this, the ecological account of species has been given to determine the pest status of the species.

Keywords Calliptamus, Phytophagous, Ecology, Distribution, Pakistan

Received

September 25, 2018

Received Revised

August 29, 2019

Accepted

August 30, 2019

Available Online

October 1, 2019


Corresponding author email:

waheed.panhwar@salu.edu .pk

How to Cite

Ali S, Panhwar WA, Mehmood SA, Ahmed S, Mangi NM. Taxonomy and distribution of Calliptamus barbarus barbarus (Costa, 1836) (Orthoptera: Calliptaminae).. Abasyn Journal of Life Sciences 2019; 2(2): 49-55