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Comparative Study on the Nymphal Stages of Two Sphingonotus Species (Acrididae: Oedipodinae)

Comparative Study on the Nymphal Stages of Two Sphingonotus Species (Acrididae: Oedipodinae)

Fakhra Soomro1,*, Riffat Sultana2 and Muhammad Saeed Wagan2

1Department of Zoology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur-66020, Sindh
2Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro-76080, Sindh

*      Corresponding author: fakhra.soomro@salu.edu.pk; riffat.sultana@usindh.edu.pk

 

Fig. 1.

Lateral view of different nymphal instars in genus Sphingonotus.

Fig. 2.

Lateral view of wing pads in genus Sphingonotus. abs, abdominal segments; pr, pronotum; tg, tegminal pad; w, wing pad.

Fig. 3.

Male ventral view of posterior abdominal sternites of different immature stages in genus Sphingonotus. c, cerci; pp, paraproct; sgp, sub-genital plate; six, sternite nine.

Fig. 4.

Female ventral view of posterior abdominal sternites of different immature stages in genus Sphingonotus. dv, dorsal ovipositor valve; sviii, sternite eight; vv, ventral ovipositor valve.

Fig. 5.

Sex ratio of different nymphal stages in genus Sphingonotus.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 51, Iss. 6, Pages 1999-2399

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