10.New record of Aak Grasshopper Poekilocerus pictus (Fabricius, 1775) (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae) with a new host plant from Ashoknagar district, Madhya Pradesh (India)
Akhlaq Husain and Ashwani Kumar Dubey
The present communication deals with the new record of Poekilocerus pictus, the Aak Grasshopper from Ashoknagar district, Madhya Pradesh (India) with its systematic account, distribution, habitat, food & feeding, life cycle, self-defence, host plants, control measures and conservation status. Being brightly coloured, it is also known as painted grasshopper. A new host plant Senna tora is also recorded for this species. Keywords: New record, Poekilocerus pictus, New host plant, Ashoknagar.