B R Kaushal
Articles written in Proceedings – Animal Sciences
Volume 92 Issue 6 November 1983 pp 437-446
The population dynamics and energy budgets of two grasshopper species
Volume 92 Issue 6 November 1983 pp 447-452
Population dynamics and biornass of aboveground insects were studied in a tropical grassland. A total of 30 species belonging to five insect orders viz., Odonata, Mantoidea, Blattoidea, Neuroptera and Diptera were collected. Maximum population density and biornass values on stands I and II were determined.
Volume 97 Issue 4 July 1988 pp 319-327
Population, biomass and secondary net production of aboveground insects were studied in a temperate grassland from February 1986 to january 1987. The live shoot biomass varied from 12·4±0·67 to 84·8 g m−2 and the aboveground net primary production was 190·3 g m−2 yr−1. A total of 65 species belonging to 33 families of 10 insect orders were collected. Herbivores (77·6%) were the most dominant insects followed by Omnivores (12%), Predators (5%), Saprophages (5%) and Parasites (0·4%). Maximum population density and biomass were 9·8 m−2 and 254 mg m−2, respectively. Cumulative secondary net production was 1·144 g m−2.