New cricket species

  • IASbaba
  • February 23, 2023
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Environment & Ecology
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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.

About Crickets

  • 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.


Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following kinds of organisms: (2021)
1. Copepods
2. Cyanobacteria
3. Diatoms
4. Foraminifera

Which of the above are primary producers in the food chains of oceans?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3.  3 and 4
  4. 1 and 4

Q2. Which of the following is not a bird? (2022)

  1. Golden Mahseer
  2. Indian Nightjar
  3. Spoonbill
  4. White Ibis


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