Taxonomy and Ecology of Genus Euconocephalus Karny, 1907 (Orthoptera: Tettigonioidea: Conocephalinae) from Pakistan

Abstract: The grasshopper insects belonging to the genus Euconocephalus are of considerable economic importance in Pakistan. They cause constant threat to the valuable crops economic loss to mankind in Pakistan. They are well-known as the “Cone-Headed Grasshoppers”. During the present survey a total of 851 specimens of Conocephalinae pertaining to single genus Euconocephalus were collected from various localities of Pakistan the material was sorted out into 05 species i-e :Euconocephalus incertus, Walker 1869 E. indicus (Redtenbacher, 1891) , E. nasutus Thunberg, 1815 , E. mucro de Haan, 1842 and E. pallidus, Redtenbacher, 1891, and Euconocephalus sp. Beside this, morphological characters along with ecological account , measurements of different body parts and distribution at district level from Pakistan was provided.

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[Waheed Ali Panhwar, Riffat Sultana, Muhammad Saeed Wagan, Yawar Saeed Wagan , Santosh Kumar and Faheem Haider Solangi (2014); Taxonomy and Ecology of Genus Euconocephalus Karny, 1907 (Orthoptera: Tettigonioidea: Conocephalinae) from Pakistan Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (2). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

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