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Extended List of Orthoptera Fauna of Cholistan Desert (Punjab, Pakistan)

Extended List of Orthoptera Fauna of Cholistan Desert (Punjab, Pakistan)

Santosh Kumar1*, Riffat Sultana2* and Martin Husemann3

1Department of Zoology, Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan 
2Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan 
3Center for Natural History Entomology, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
* Corresponding author:,


Cholistan has a diverse fauna and flora, but until now its orthopteran fauna is relatively unstudied. The survey was conducted during November 2018 to August 2019. We found 25 species of grasshoppers, crickets and tree crickets. Caelifera were more diverse than Ensifera with 16 and 9 species, respectively. This work is provided an extended list of Orthopterans registered from Cholistan desert for the first time. 


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Pakistan Journal of Zoology


Vol. 54, Iss. 4, Pages 1501-2001


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