Studies on taxonomy and distribution of Acridoidea (Orthoptera) of Bihar, India

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M.K. Usmani
M.R. Nayeem


Thirty seven species of locusts and grasshoppers representing 26 genera, four tribes and 12 subfamilies belonging to the families Pyrgomorphidae, Catantopidae and Acrididae are reported from different localities of Bihar. Their distinguishing characters and bio-ecological data are provided along with keys to tribes and subfamilies. This paper comprising of distribution and field observation along with taxonomy of Acridoid fauna is the first of its kind from the state.

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M.K. Usmani

Dr. Mohd. Kamil Usmani presently engaged as Associate Professor at Department of Zoology, A.M.U., Aligarh. Ph.D. (1982) from the same institution and Post-graduate Diploma in Applied Insect Taxonomy & Biological Control (1985) from Cardiff University, Cardiff, U.K. Has teaching experience of 28 years and research experience of 34 years and has published about 63 research papers and three books. Has successfully completed three major research projects in India as well as abroad.

M.R. Nayeem

Md. Rashid Nayeem presently engaged as JRF on Major Project of MoEF and Research Scholar at Department of Zoology, A.M.U., Aligarh. Obtained M.Sc. (2008) degree from the same Institution. Worked as Junior Research Fellow for two years and Senior Research Fellow for one year on DST sponsored Major Research Project. Ten research papers have been published and three are accepted for publication.