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Studies on Morphology and Phallic Complex of Oedaleus Senegalensis Krauss (Orthoptera: Acridoidea) from Pakistan

The genus Oedaleus Fieber (1853) were considered economically pest. In present work Oedaleus senegalensis specimens has been collected from the cultivated fields, semi arid areas, along the sides of standing crops and rocky areas. This species have been found and that were described with four illustrations of Phallic complex and description also provided. The epiphallus bridge shaped, bridge comparatively wider, thickening and slightly curved. Anterior projections well marked, finger like with acute rounded boundries. This investigation was taken to understand the structural pattern of Phallic complex to update new research workers.

Author(s): Barkat Ali Bughio*, Riffat Sultana, S. Channa and M.S. Wagan