International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

Volume 1, Issue 1

Some short-horn Grasshoppers Belonging to the Subfamily Pyrgomorphinae (Pyrgomorphidae: Orthoptera) from Cameroon

Author(s): SEINO Richard Akwanjoh 1, DONGMO Tonleu Ingrid 2, MANJELI Yacouba3
1. Department of the Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Bamenda, P.O. Box 39, Bambili – Bamenda, Cameroon
2. Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, P.O. Box 67, Dschang Cameroon
3. Department of Animal Production, FASA, University of Dschang, P.O. Box 222, Dschang Cameroon

Abstract: This study includes six Pyrgomorphinae species in six genera under the family Pyrgomorphidae. These grasshoppers: Atractomorpha lata (Mochulsky, 1866), Chrotogonus senegalensis (Krauss, 1877), Dictyophorus griseus (I. Bolivar, 1894), Pyrgomorpha vignaudii (Guérin-Méneville, 1849), Taphronota thaelephora (Stal, 1873) and Zonocerus variegatus (Linnaeus, 1793)have been recorded from various localities in the Menoua Division in the West Region of Cameroon. The main objective of this study was to explore the short- horn grasshopper species belonging to the Subfamily Pyrgomorphinae (Family: Pyrgomorphidae, Order: Orthoptera) from Cameroon along with new record, measurement of different body parts and Bio-Ecology.

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