ACRIDID FAUNA FOUND IN DIFFERENT CROPPING SYSTEMS IN THE VICINITY OF AKOLA TOWN (MAHARASHTRA), INDIASatyajeet R. Shinde, Shrikant K. Aherkar and Nishant S. Uke
Acridid Fauna Found In Different Cropping Systems In Akola vicinity was investigated at College of Agriculture, Akola during 2011 12. For the study insects were collected from different cropping systems. The collected insects were killed, pinned, stretched and preserved. They were labeled and studied for morphological and taxonomical characters. Total 284 Orthopterans were collected from different cropping systems consisting of 193 caeliferans and 91 ensiferans. Indicating that the population of caeliferans were more than ensiferans,.The collected Orthopterans from Soybean, Sorghum, Maize, Pigeonpea, Green gram and Cotton cropping system were grouped under sub-order Caelifera.
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