Environment & Ecology
Context: A new cricket species was discovered by researchers on the Ashoka University campus.
About the Species:
- Hexacentrus ashoka is a genus of predatory katydids.
- In India, the genus Hexacentrus is represented by 7 species of which 6 are morphologically characterized while one is only acoustically characterized.
- Hexacentrusis the type genus of bush-crickets in the subfamily Hexacentrinae.
- Most species of this genus occur in Southeast Asiaand in Africa.
- Crickets are divided into two groups-
- true crickets (ground and tree crickets)
- bush crickets/katydids.
- Crickets are nocturnal in nature.
- Bush crickets belong to an order called Orthoptera.
- This order includes species of grasshoppers and crickets.
SOURCE: THE HINDU
Previous Year Questions
Q.1) Consider the following kinds of organisms: (2021)
Which of the above are primary producers in the food chains of oceans?
- 1 and 2
- 2 and 3
- 3 and 4
- 1 and 4
Q2. Which of the following is not a bird? (2022)
- Golden Mahseer
- Indian Nightjar
- White Ibis
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