Orthopteroids in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India

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N. Senthilkumar


Thirty-six species of orthopteroids belonging to 30 genera, and four families were recorded in different habitats viz., forestlands, savannahs and grasslands of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) at Assam. The observations were recorded during the period of three years from January 2007 to December 2009, by periodical monthly visits to Kohora range (central range), Baguri range (western range) and Agoratoli range (eastern range) based on the habitat types selected. The family Acrididae had the largest species representation (19 species) followed by Tettigoniidae (nine species) and Mantidae (five species) while Gryllidae was represented by three species only. None of the species found in the study area are known to be threatened under any category of IUCN, 2010.

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