New tree cricket species named after Prof Rohini Balakrishnan

A newly discovered tree cricket species in Mexico (Oecanthus rohiniae) has been named after Prof Rohini Balakrishnan, Professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc. 

Photo credit: Bruno Govaerts

Etymology — Specific epithet in recognition of Rohini Balakrishnan whose research involves bioacoustics, animal behavior, ecology, and systematics. Her list of publications includes several that focus on or include tree crickets.

Link to the article: Oecanthus rohiniae sp. nov. (Gryllidae: Oecanthinae): A new chirping tree cricket of the rileyi species group from Mexico (