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
September 25, 2018Received Revised
August 29, 2019Accepted
August 30, 2019Available Online
October 1, 2019
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