Diversity of Orthopteran insects and their role in Tea Agro-Ecosystem of West Bengal


  • Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700 053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700 053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700 053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700 053, West Bengal
  • Department of Zoology, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara, Kolkata - 700118, West Bengal




Orthoptera, Tea Agro-Ecosystem, West Bengal.


Documentation on the diversity of the Order Orthoptera and their role in tea agro-ecosystem of West Bengal is meager. The surveys cum collection tours conducted from 2012-2016 in three districts, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar, of West Bengal to explore insect diversity in tea agro-ecosystem of this area. The study reports 39 species under 33 genera belongs to 7 families of Orthoptera. Of which, 5 species under 4 genera are reported for the first time from West Bengal and 3 are endemic. Considering their role in this unique ecosystem orthopteran insects have been found both as herbivorous and carnivorous species.


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Swapan Kumar Das, Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700 053, West Bengal

Assistant Zoologist, Orthoptera section, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata- 700053




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Das, S. K., Shah, S. K., Chakraborty, R., Das, A., & Mitra, B. (2021). Diversity of Orthopteran insects and their role in Tea Agro-Ecosystem of West Bengal. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(4), 433–444. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v120/i4/2020/148878





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