oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A comparative study of seven species of Transvaal Acrididae, with special reference to the chromosome complex

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The object of this study was to compare the chromosome pictures of several different types of the smaller Acrididae. In order to obtain the correct nymphal stages for sectioning, the different species had to be bred in cages. In collecting material for breeding purposes an ecological study of the species was made and this was continued in the breeding cages.

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