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1- Agriculture and Forestry University, Directorate of Research and Extension, Agriculture Science Center, Ghyalchok, Gorkha, Nepal [1]; IUCN SSC Grasshopper Specialist Group, Trier Germany [2] , madansubedi13@gmail.com
2- Care Earth Trust Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600061, India [1]; IUCN SSC Grasshopper Specialist Group, Trier Germany [2]
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We present a list of grasshoppers of two families from Ghyalchok, Gorkha district with four new species records for Nepal. The checklist of species is given to provide basic information on the grasshopper diversity of that region. With detailed information of all species recorded and plates with photos from different angles of each species, the present work shall contribute towards a better understanding of grasshoppers of Nepal's Ghyalchok, Gorkha region. This study contributes to future revisionary works on grasshopper diversity and distribution in Nepal. We surveyed 13 different localities of Ghyalchok for three years from 2019–2022, following visual count, while the specimens were collected by using a sweep net or by handpicking where feasible. We recorded 29 species of grasshoppers, of which 26 species belong to Acrididae and 3 species to Pyrgomorphidae. Four grasshopper species, Phlaeoba antennata antennata Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893; Bibracte burmana burmana Ramme, 1941; Caryanda cachara (Kirby, 1914) and Gonista bicolor (Haan, 1942) are recorded for the first time from Nepal.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Systematics/Other taxa
Received: 2023/04/10 | Accepted: 2023/06/14 | Published: 2023/06/20

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