New report of Choroedocus robustus (Serville, 1838) from eastern Uttar-Pradesh, India
Ramesh Singh Yadav, Dharmpal Kerketta and Dharmendra Kumar
Grasshoppers are one of the largest groups of insect. They are more abundant in natural and uncultivated ecosystems. The present investigation is based on the specimens collected of the subfamily Catantopinae during the course of a survey of the district Ghazipur, Uttar-Pradesh in the month of August 13-14, 2017. The grasshoppers were collected from the barren land on the bank of the river Karmanasha by sweeping the sweeping net. Two female and one male grasshopper fauna have recorded and identified as Choroedocus robustus (Serville, 1838). The fauna have firstly reported from this district and probably the first time from eastern Uttar-Pradesh also. The descriptions of the species have made based on the morphological and genitalic characters. The identifying features of species were fastidium rounded in front, frontal ridge narrowest between antennae; the tegmin without brownish spots; hind femora larger than abdomen, hind tibia and tarsi red, tibia having 12 inner and 14 outer sides yellow base spines with the black tip; supra anal plate large, tongue shaped, subgenital plate gradually tapering apically, upward, hairy and circus wide, thick and leaf like obtused.