Entomological Review

, Volume 97, Issue 2, pp 166–170 | Cite as

Acridid communities (Orthoptera: Acrididae, pyrgomorphidae, pamphagidae, tetrigidae) of dominant plant associations in the Kopet Dagh foothills and plain

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Abstract

Acridid communities of the dominant plant associations on the Kopet Dagh northern foothills and foothill plain are described for the first time. The structure of the communities is determined by the plant cover and soil conditions. Acridid communities of natural plant associations are characterized by high species and ecological diversity (at least 13 species and subspecies, 11 types of life forms), high abundance (about 1000 ind./h), and polydominant structure.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Deserts, Flora and FaunaTurkmenistan Ministry of Nature ProtectionAshgabatTurkmenistan

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