Wildlife

THE GRASSHOOPER

THE GRASSHOOPER

This Orthpteran (Class- Insecta, Phylum-Arthropoda) insect, i.e., Melanopus is a serious pest of standing crops throughout India. Both adult & nymph damage crops. Its body is green in colour. its body is divided into large head, thorax and abdomen. head bears a pair of compound eyes.

MONITOR LIZARD

MONITOR LIZARD

Varanus monitor The Monitor Lizard, Varanus monitor (From Motihari). It is characterized by a large trunk, long neck & tail. It has large pleurodont teeth & long protrusible and deeply deeply bifid tongue. Body is dark brown colored with dorsally black spots. They are active predators chiefly feeding on a variety of invertebrate & vertebrate …