Global Journal of Life Sciences and Biological Research
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Seasonal Variation in the Population of Rice Grasshopper, Oxya japonica (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in the Agricultural Zones of Kashmir Valley

Mir Tajamul, S. Tariq Ahmad, Irfan-ur-Rauf Tak and Jehangir Shafi

The present research work was carried out during 2015, to study seasonal variation in the population of Oxya japonica in agricultural fields of Kashmir. It was observed that the hopper and adults were abundantly found during summer and autumn months. Various instar stages were found in abundance during midsummer while as the adult insects were abundantly found during late summer and early autumn. In winter months the population of hoppers and adult stages was found to be zero.