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Could someone tell me what the species of this beautiful insect is? Location: Chennai, India.

Thank you!


To me, it looks like a Lepidoptera from the Sphingidae family (Hawk moths). It is similar to species in Hemaris and might belong to this genus.

One similar species from this genus (found in India) is Hemaris tityus, but the moth in your picture doesn't look exactly like this particular species. Another similar species is Hemaris saundersii, which is found in and around India.

(Hemaris tityus, pic from wikipedia)


As suggested by @fileunderwater this moth belongs to the Sphingidae. It is Cephonodes hylas the Coffee bee hawkmoth, aka the pellucid hawk moth or Coffee clearwing. It is a largely distributed moth, found from the Middle east to Autralia.

Glass wings are not very common among butterflies. Research has shown that the glass wings of this species act like a sort of invisibility cloak, as explained in this article and this blog

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephonodes_hylas


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A preliminary survey of nocturnal ants, with novel modifications for collecting nocturnal arboreal ants* doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3707151  David Emmanuel M. General1, Perry Archival C. Buenavente2, Lillian Jennifer V. Rodriguez31 University Researcher, Museum of Natural History, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Los Baños, Laguna 4031, Philippines and Research Associate, National Museum of Natural History, Malate, Manila, Philippines.2 Researcher, Zoology Division, National Museum of Natural History, Malate, Manila, Philippines.3 Assistant Professor, Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. (Email: [email protected])

First record of Schedorhinotermes makassarensis Kemner (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) from India doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3889361 Jayati Basak1, Rituparna Sengupta1, *K. Rajmohana1, Balmohan Baraik1 andC. Sivaperuman21Zoological Survey of India, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata- 700053, India. 2Zoological Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair- 744102, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.(Email: [email protected])

A new species of Protanilla Taylor 1990 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Leptanillinae) from India doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3941686 *Pronoy Baidya and Sumanta Bagchi Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru- 560012, India. (Email: [email protected])

Descriptions of two new species of Macroteleia Westwood (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) from India Abhilash Peter1 and *Rajmohana K.2 1Zoology Department, Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda, Kerala- 680125, India. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.4026478 2 Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata-700053, India.(Email: [email protected])

Vombisidris freyae, a new nocturnal arboreal ant species from the Philippines (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) doi:10.5281/zenodo.4026486 David Emmanuel M. General University Researcher, Museum of Natural History, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines and Research Associate, Philippine National Museum, Malate, Manila, Philippines.(Email: [email protected])

An updated checklist of Vespidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) from Arunachal Pradesh, India with new distributional records from the State* Dibyajyoti Ghosh1, P. Girish Kumar2, Basudev Tripathy1 and Kailash Chandra1 doi: 10.5281/zenodo.4042968  1Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal-700053, India.2Western Ghats Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Eranhipalam, Kozhikode, Kerala-673006, India.(Email: [email protected])

Facultative associations of two sympatric lycaenid butterflies with Camponotus compressus – field study and larval surface ultrastructure Priya Aradhya Ekka, Sudha Kumari and Neelkamal Rastogi* doi: 10.5281/zenodo.4043261 Department of Zoology, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, Uttar Pradesh, India.(Email: [email protected])

Effect of the invasive phanerophytes and associated aphids on the ant
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, Mykola S. Kozyr, Maksym V. Netsvetov, Vitaliy V.Zhuravlev doi:10.5281/zenodo.4192900
1Institute for Evolutionary Ecology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Akademika Lebedeva St. 37, Kyiv, 03143, Ukraine.
2 Ukrainian Entomological Society, B. Khmelnitsky St. 15, Kyiv, 01030, Ukraine. (Email: [email protected])

A new species of Allacta Saussure & Zehntner 1895 (Blattodea:Ectobiidae: Pseudophyllodromiinae) from India doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2620772 *S. Prabakaran1, M. Senraj2 and Cristian C. Lucanas3, 1Freshwater Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Hyderabad - 500 048, India.2Southern Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Chennai - 600 028, India.3 Museum of Natural History, University of Philippines Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines. (Email: [email protected])

Altica himalayensis (Chen), an emerging pest of temperate horticultural crops from Kashmir valley doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2633828 G. Mahendiran1, Mudasir Ahmad Dar2 and Shahid Ali Akbar2*1Division of Germplasm collection and Characterisation, ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, P.B. No. 2491, H.A. Farm Post, Hebbal, Bellary Road, Bengaluru-560024, India.2Department of Entomology, Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar-191132, Jammu and Kashmir, India.(Email: [email protected])

Wing geometric morphometrics as a tool for taxonomic identification of two fly species (Diptera: Muscidae) of forensic relevance doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3462982 José Antonio Nuñez1, Pablo Jarrín-V.2 and *Jonathan Liria2,31Department of Morphological and Forensic Sciences. School of Biomedical and Technological Sciences. Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela.2Research Group on Population and Environment, Universidad Regional Amazónica Ikiam, Napo, Ecuador.3Center of Studies in Applied Zoology, Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela.(Email: [email protected])

Some interesting observations on the parasitisation of Danaus chrysippus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) by Sturmia convergens (Diptera: Tachinidae) from West Bengal, India doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3464962 Moumita Bhowmik1, *Rajmohana K.2 and Sunita P.2 1 Department of Zoology, Serampore College, 8, William Carey Sarani, Maniktala, Serampore, West Bengal- 712201, India. 2 Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore P.O., Kolkata, West Bengal-700053, India. (Email: [email protected])

New record of the Palearctic species Stigmus convergens Tsuneki (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae: Pemphredoninae) from India doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3552178 *Tessy Rajan1, P.M. Sureshan1, P. Girish Kumar1 and Altaf Hussain Sheikh21Western Ghats Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Eranhipalam, Kozhikode, Kerala- 673006, India.2Government Degree College, Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir- 192305, India.(Email: [email protected])

A new species of Asyndetus Loew, 1869 from Iran (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3553175 *Igor Ya. Grichanov1, Shoreh Rezaei21All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Podbelskogo 3, 196608, St.Petersburg-Pushkin, Russia.2Department of Entomology, Jahrom Branch, Islamic Azad University, Jahrom, Iran.(Email: [email protected])

Redescription of three species of genus Stomorhina Rondani (Diptera:Calliphoridae) from India doi:10.5281/zenodo.3589977 *Inderpal Singh Sidhu1 and Devinder Singh21Department of Zoology, SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, India-160019.2Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002,India.(Email: [email protected])

New distributional records of fairyflies (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Mymaridae) from rice–agroecosystems of Kerala doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3593793 K.M. Rajesh1, Shahid Bin Zeya2, A.P. Ranjith1 & *M. Nasser11Insect Ecology and Ethology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Kerala, India.2Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh, India.(Email: [email protected])

Review of Sarcophagidae (Diptera) of North African countries with new faunistic data from Algeria doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3594368 Yuriy VervesDepartment of Ecological Monitoring, Institute for Evolutionary Ecology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, Academician Lebedev Str. 37, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03143.(Email: [email protected])

New records of two genera of Mymaridae (Hymenoptera:Chalcidoidea) from Northeast India doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3594370 Bankerdonbor Kharbisnop and Sudhanya R. Hajong*Department of Zoology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong-793022, Meghalaya, India.(Email: [email protected])

Description of a new species of Lasiochalcidia Masi (Chalcidoidea: Chalcididae) from India with a key to Oriental species*C. Binoy1,3, P.M. Sureshan2, S. Santhosh3 and M. Nasser1 doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3596046 1Insect Ecology and Ethology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Kerala-673635, India.2 Western Ghats Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Eranhipalam, Kozhikode, Kerala-673006, India.3 Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Malabar Christian College, (Affiliated to University of Calicut), Kozhikode, Kerala-673001, India.(Email: [email protected])

Taxonomic review of Indian species of the genus Ceranisus Walker (Chalcidoidea: Eulophidae) *Mohd Majid Jamali1, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3596075 Shahid Bin Zeya2 & Rayees Afzal Mir1 1Department of Agriculture, Glocal University, Saharanpur 247 121, Uttar Pradesh, India.2Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202 002, Uttar Pradesh, India.(Email: [email protected])

Polysphincta idukkiensis (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) a rare new species from the southern Western Ghats*Manjusha B.M.1, Sudheer K.2 & Ghosh S.M.3 doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3596066 1 Department of Zoology, Government College Kasaragod, Vidyanagar, Kerala, India. 2 Prof. T.C. Narendran Biodiversity Research Lab., The Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India.3 Department of Molecular Biology, Kannur University, Kerala, India.(Email: [email protected])

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An updated checklist of blow fly fauna (Diptera : Calliphoridae) of Pakistan with new records for the country (PDF) doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1185128
1Muhammad Asghar Hassan, 1Imran Bodlah, 2Meenakshi Bharti* and 3Khalid Mahmood 1Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agricultural University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. 2Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, 147002, India. 3Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Poonch, Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. (Email: [email protected])

Pellenes iva sp. n. (Araneae: Salticidae) with a distinct M-shaped central epigynal pocket from India (PDF) doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1218834 John T.D. Caleb and Vikas Kumar*Centre for DNA Taxonomy, Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata-700 053, West Bengal, India.(Email: [email protected])

Fauna of Sarcophagidae and Calliphoridae (Diptera) of the West Ukraine (PDF) doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1255766 1Yuriy Verves* and 2 Lyudmyla Khrokalo1Department of Ecological Monitoring, Institute for Evolutionary Ecology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, Academician Lebedev Str. 37, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03143.2Department of Physical Chemistry, National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Peremohy Awe. 37, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03056.(Email: [email protected])

Observations on underwater oviposition in Pseudagrion indicum Fraser (Odonata:Coenagrionidae): an endemic species from the Western Ghats (PDF) doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1255802 *Neha Mujumdar1, Dipti Thakuria2, Dheeraj Halali3 and Pankaj Koparde41Bombay Natural History Society, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba, Mumbai - 400001, Maharashtra, India.2Gauhati University, Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar, Jalukbari, Guwahati - 781014, Assam, India.3Department of Zoology, Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts & Science, Gogol, Margao 403602, Goa, India.4 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mangalam, Tirupati - 517507, Andhra Pradesh, India.(Email: [email protected])

A checklist of Syrphidae (Diptera) from Mordovia, Russia (PDF) doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1255874 Mariya A. Chursina1 and Alexander B. Ruchin2*1Voronezh State University, Universitetskaya sq., 1, 394006 Voronezh, Russia.2Mordovia State Nature Reserve 431230 Republic of Mordovia, Temnikov District, Pushta settlement, Russia.(Email: [email protected])

A taxonomic review of the genus Vespula Thomson (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Vespinae) from the Indian subcontinent (PDF) doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1258043*P. Girish Kumar1 and James M. Carpenter21Western Ghats Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Kozhikode, Kerala–673006, India.2Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, USA.(Email: [email protected])

A new species of the genus Pediobius Walker (Eulophidae: Entedoninae) parasitizing spider from India (PDF) doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1261476*Mohd Majid Jamali1, Shahid Bin Zeya1 & Kamalanathan Veenakumari21Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202 002, Uttar Pradesh, India.2National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, P.B. No. 2491, Hebbal, Bengaluru, India 560024. (Email: [email protected])

Collembola of India- An Updated Checklist (PDF) Guru Pada Mandal doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1280640 Zoological Survey of India, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata-700053.(Email: [email protected])

Two new species of slant-faced grasshopper genus Acrida (Acrididae: Acridinae) from India (PDF) doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1285589 Sunil Kumar Gupta*& Kailash ChandraZoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, 'M' Block, New Alipore, Kolkata-,700053, West Bengal, India.(Email: [email protected])

First verified record of genus Onesia (Diptera: Calliphoridae) from India (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1413960 Meenakshi Bharti Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab,India.(Email: [email protected]) 

Thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) fauna from the Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1414132 Thang Johnson* & R. VaratharajanCentre for Advanced Study in Life Sciences, Manipur University, Canchipur –795 003, India.(Email:[email protected])

A New Latindiine Cockroach, Gapudipentax guiting gen. et sp. n.(Blattodea: Corydiidae: Latindiinae) from the Philippines (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1418609 Cristian C. Lucañas Museum of Natural History, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Los Baños, Laguna,Philippines. (Email: [email protected])

A Chaetogramma Doutt (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from India (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1446015 *Mohd Talib Khan & Shoeba Binte Anis Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India. (Email: [email protected])

A new species of the huntsman spider genus Pseudopoda Jäger (Araneae: Sparassidae) from the Eastern Himalayas, India (PDF) doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1462247 John T.D. Caleb, Krishnendu Mondal & Vikas Kumar*Centre for DNA Taxonomy, Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal, India.(Email: [email protected])

First report of genus Cynomya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Diptera: Calliphoridae) from India* (PDF) doi:10.5281/zenodo.1488543 Meenakshi Bharti1 & Knut Rognes 2 1Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, India.2University of Stavanger, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Early Childhood Education, NO–4036 Stavanger, Norway.(Email: [email protected])


Halteres (Volume-8, 2017) 
Taxonomic studies on Eurydinotomorpha Girault (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) with the description of a new species from Western Ghats, Kerala (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.417293 P. M. SureshanZoological Survey of India, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Kozhikode 673 006, Kerala, India.
(Email: [email protected])

Oral Myiasis: Case Report (PDF) doi:10.5281/zenodo.418254 1Thiruneervannan, 1*Hari S. Prabhu and 2 Benjamin Premkumar 1 Dept. Oral Medicine & Radiology, Vinayaka Mission’s Dental College, AVMC campus, Kirumampakkam, Puducherry, India 607402. 2 Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Vinayaka Mission’s Dental College, AVMC campus, Kirumampakkam, Puducherry, India 607402. (Email: [email protected])

New record of scoliid wasps (Hymenoptera: Scoliidae: Scoliinae) from Bhutan (PDF) doi:10.5281/zenodo.580437 *Tshering Nidup1, Wim Klein2, P. Girish Kumar3 and Phurpa Dorji 41,4Department of Environment & Life Sciences, Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan, Trashigang, Bhutan.2Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, 2300 RA Leiden, Netherlands.3Western Ghats Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Kozhikode, Kerala- 673 006, India. (Email: [email protected])

A new species of the genus Epistaurus (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from Central India (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.580445 *Sunil Kumar Gupta and Kailash ChandraZoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, 'M' Block, New Alipore, Kolkata-700053, West Bengal, India. (E-mail: [email protected])

Search for the blind vampire: First record of Eoctenes Kirkaldy in Southern Luzon, (Hemiptera: Polyctenidae), with key to the Cimicoidea, ectoparasitic on bats in the Philippines (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.580473 *Ace Kevin S. Amarga¹ and Sheryl A. Yap¹,²¹Institute of Weed Science, Entomology, and Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.² Museum of Natural History, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. (Email: [email protected])

First record of Podothrips erami (Thysanoptera: Tubulifera) from India (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.580476 Devkant Singha, Kaomud Tyagi and Vikas Kumar* Centre for DNA Taxonomy, Molecular Systematics Division, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.(Email: [email protected])

First Inventory of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Northwestern Shivalik, India (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.582706 Himender Bharti1, *Aijaz Ahmad Wachkoo2 and Rakesh Kumar3 1Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala – 147002, India.2Department of Zoology, Govt. Degree College, Shopian – 192303, India.3Department of Agriculture, Baba Farid College, Bathinda – 151001, India.(Email: [email protected]) 

On a collection of Monotomidae of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.893870 T. K. Pal Zoological Survey of India, ‘M’ Block, New Alipore, Kolkata-700053, India. (Email: [email protected] )

A check list of Sarcophagidae (Diptera) from Algeria(PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.893888 Yuriy Verves Department of Ecological Monitoring, Institute for Evolutionary Ecology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, Academician Lebedev Str. 37, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03143. ( Email: [email protected] )

Anokha gen. n. (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea: Scelionidae) and two new species from India (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.894024 *Rajmohana K. 1 , Veenakumari Kamalanathan 2 , Bijoy C. 3 ,Prashanth Mohanraj 2 , Palatty Allesh Sinu 4 and Ranjith A.P. 5  1 Zoological Survey of India, PO New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal-700053, India. 2 National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, P.B. No. 2491, Hebbal, Bengaluru, India 560024. 3 Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghats Regional Centre, Calicut, Kerala-673006, India. 4 Department of Animal Science, Central University of Kerala, Padannakad, P.O. 671314, Kasargod, Kerala, India . 5 Insect Ecology and Ethology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Kerala, Pin: 673635, India. (Email: [email protected] ) 

A review of the genus Pararrhynchium de Saussure (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from India with the description of a new species (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.894185  *P. Girish Kumar 1 , James M. Carpenter 2 and Lambert Kishore 3 1 Western Ghats Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Kozhikode, Kerala–673006, India.  2 Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79 th Street, New York, NY 10024, USA. 3 P.G. & Research Department of Zoology, Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode-673001, Kerala, India. (Email: [email protected] ) 

Checklist of the ants of Mt. Hamiguitan, Mindanao Island, Philippines (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.894187 *David Emmanuel M. General 1 and Perry Archival C. Buenavente 2  1 University Researcher, University of the Philippines Los Baños Museum of Natural History, College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031, Philippines, and Research Associate, National Museum of the Philippines, Taft Ave., Ermita, Metro Manila 1000, Philippines. 2 Researcher, National Museum of the Philippines, Taft Ave., Ermita, Metro Manila 1000, Philippines. (Email: [email protected])

A review of the genus Pycnetron Gahan (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)with description of a new species from Western Ghats, Kerala, India (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1125217 Raseena Farsana V. K., *Sureshan, P. M. and Nikhil, K. Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Kozhikode-6, Kerala, India.2University of Calicut, Kerala-673635, India.(Email: [email protected])

First report of Menemerus nigli (Araneae: Salticidae) from India (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1133147 Sumantika Chatterjee, John T. D. Caleb, Kaomud Tyagi, Shantanu Kundu & Vikas Kumar*Centre for DNA Taxonomy, Molecular Systematics Division, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. (Email: [email protected])

On Epuraea Erichson of Assam, India (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Epuraeinae) (PDF) doi:10.5281/zenodo.54895
J. Dasgupta, T. K. Pal* and V. D. Hegde
Zoological Survey of India, ‘M’ Block, New Alipore, Kolkata-700053, INDIA.
(Email: [email protected])

Additions to the knowledge of the genus Allorhynchium van der Vecht from the Indian subcontinent with the description of a new species from Kerala (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) (PDF) doi:10.5281/zenodo.54869 
*P. Girish Kumar1 , J. M. Carpenter2 and P. M. Sureshan3 1,3Western Ghat Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Kozhikode, Kerala- 673 006, India. 2Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, USA. (Email: [email protected]) 

The Empidoidea (Diptera) of the Utrish Nature Reserve, Russia (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.54902
Semen Yu. Kustov1, *Igor Ya. Grichanov2 and Anastasiya A. Getman1
1Kuban State University, Zoology department, Stavropolskaya 149, 350040,
Krasnodar, Russia. 2 All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Podbelskogo 3, 196608, St.Petersburg-Pushkin, Russia. (E-mail: [email protected])


Thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) of India- An Updated Checklist (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.54896 Kaomud Tyagi and Vikas Kumar*Centre for DNA Taxonomy, Molecular Systematics Division, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. (*Email: [email protected])

Romblonella longinoi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a new species and first record of the genus from Sabah, Malaysia, with a key to the species of Romblonella Wheeler, 1935 (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.55319
David Emmanuel M. General*University Researcher, University of the Philippines Los Baños Museum of Natural History, College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031, Philippines, andResearch Associate, National Museum of the Philippines, Taft Ave, Ermita, Metro Manila 1000, Philippines. (Email: [email protected])

Aquatic and Semi-aquatic Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera) of Terai-Dooars region of West Bengal, India (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.61516
*Srimoyee Basu1, K.A. Subramanian2 and Goutam Kr. Saha3
1 ICAR-NBAIR, Molecular Entomology lab, H. A. Farm post, Bellary Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560024, 2 Zoological Survey of India, Chennai, Tamilnadu-60028, 3 Department of Zoology, University of Calcutta, 35, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata-700019.(Email: [email protected])

A taxonomic review of the genus Parancistrocerus Bequaert (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from the Indian subcontinent with the description of three new species (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.192283
*P. Girish Kumar1, J. M. Carpenter2 and P. M. Sureshan3
1,3 Western Ghat Regional Centre,Zoological Survey of India, Kozhikode, Kerala-673006, India. 
2 Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, USA. (Email: [email protected])

A new species of genus Ceropupa from Luzon, Philippines (Hemiptera: Derbidae:Sikaianini), with a key to the species of Ceropupa Emiljanov, 1996 (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.192336
*Sheryl A. Yap1 and Thierry Bourgoin2
1Crop Protection Cluster, College of Agriculture,and UPLB Museum of Natural History University of the Philippines Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
2Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Institut de Systematique, Evolution, Biodiversite (ISYEB): UMR 7205 MNHN-CNRS-UPMC-EPHE, CP 50, Entomologie, 45 rue Buffon, F-75005 Paris. (Email: [email protected])

I nfluence of the sugar-loving ant, Camponotus compressus (Fabricius, 1787) on soil physico-chemical characteristics (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.192341
Sudha Kumari1, Hema Singh2 and Neelkamal Rastogi1*
1Insect Behavioural Ecology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005, (U.P.), India
2Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005, U.P., India (Email: [email protected])

On Cryptarcha Shuckard of North-east India (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Cryptarchinae) with description of a new species (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.192346
J. Dasgupta and T. K. Pal*
Zoological Survey of India, 'M' Block, New Alipore, Kolkata-700053, India.
(Email: [email protected])

New records of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from Central Provinces of Iran (PDF) doi: 10.5281/zenodo.192413
Azam Ahmadi1, Mehdi Gheibi1*, Hadi Ostovan1, Shahram Hesami1 and Igor Ya. Grichanov2
1Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran
2All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Podbelskogo 3, 196608, St.Petersburg-Pushkin, Russia (Email: [email protected])


HALTERES (Volume-6, 2015)


First report of Western Flower Thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thripidae: Thysanoptera) from India- A Potential Havoc to Indian agriculture (PDF) Kaomud Tyagi and Vikas Kumar* Centre for DNA Taxonomy (CDT), Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India (e-mail: * [email protected])

A revision of genus Toxorhynchites Theobald, 1901, in the South-East Asian countries, with description of a new species Toxorhynchites (Toxorhynchites) darjeelingensis from West Bengal, India (Diptera, Culicidae) (PDF) B.K. Tyagi*, A. Munirathinam, R. Krishnamoorthy, G. Baskaran, R. Govindarajan, R. Krishnamoorthi, T. Mariappan, K.J. Dhananjeyan and A. Venkatesh, Centre for Research in Medical Entomology (I.C.M.R.), 4-Sarojini Street, Chinna Chokkikulam, Madurai – 625 002, Tamil Nadu, India *(e-mail: [email protected] [email protected])

 Coprophilic dipteran community associated with horse dung in Malaysia (PDF)
*Heo C.C.1,2, Latif, B.1, Kurahashi H.3, Hayashi T.4, Nazni W.A.5 and Omar B.6
1Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sungai Buluh Campus, Jalan Hospital, 47000 Sungai Buluh, Selangor, Malaysia, 2 Institute of Forensic Science (IFS), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Level 4, Academic Building, Faculty of Medicine, 47000 Sungai Buluh, Selangor, Malaysia, 3 International Department of Dipterology (IDD), Hikawadai 1-2-21, Higashikurume City, Tokyo 203-0004, Japan, 4 Department of Medical Entomology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Toyama 1-23-1, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 162-8640 Japan, 5 Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research (IMR), Jalan Pahang, 50588 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6 Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (email:*[email protected])

First report of Aphid, Liosomaphis ornata Miyazaki, 1971 (Hemiptera: Aphididae) from India (PDF) Gireesh Nadda1* and Sunil Joshi 2
1 Entomology Laboratory, Hill Area Tea Science Division, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Post Box No. 6, Palampur, Kangra, H.P. INDIA, 176 061
2 National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA, 560 024 *(e-mail: [email protected], [email protected])

A second species of the ant genus Romblonella from the Philippines (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (PDF) *David Emmanuel M. General1 and Perry Archival C. Buenavente2
1 University of the Philippines Los Baños Museum of Natural History, College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031, Philippines
2 National Museum of the Philippines, Taft Ave, Ermita, Metro Manila 1000, Philippines (e-mail: *[email protected])

Polleniopsis annamensis Kurahashi, 1972 (Diptera: Calliphoridae) a new record from India, with a revised key to the known Indian species (PDF)
Meenakshi Bharti Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala- 147002, India (e-mail: [email protected]) 

 Geographic origin and spread of cosmopolitan ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (PDF)
James K. Wetterer Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458. (e-mail: [email protected])

Description of a new species of Alastor (Alastor) Lepeletier, 1841 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from Telangana, India, with a key and a checklist of Oriental species (PDF) P. Girish Kumar1* and James M. Carpenter2 1 Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal- 700053, India. 2Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, USA. (e- mail: 1* [email protected] 2 [email protected])

Reassessment of the adult Stevenia signata (Mik, 1966) (Diptera: Rhinophoridae) from Turkey with comprehensive notes on its morphology, ecology and faunistic limits (PDF)
1*Yuriy G. Verves and 2Olga P. Khrystoslavenko Institute for Evolutionary Ecology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Academician Lebedev Str. 37 Kyiv, Ukraine, 03143. (e-mail: 1*[email protected] [email protected])

Eucharitid wasp parasitoids in cocoons of the ponerine ant Diacamma scalpratum from Thailand (PDF) Christian Peeters1, John Heraty2 and Decha Wiwatwitaya3
1 Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, UMR CNRS 7618, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 7 quai Saint Bernard, 75005 Paris, France.
2 Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA.
3 Department of Forest Biology, Kasetsart University, 10900 Bangkok, Thailand.
(email: [email protected] , [email protected], [email protected])

A new Anterhynchium species from Japan, with a key to the Northeast Asian species of the genus (Hymenoptera, Eumenidae) (PDF) *Seiki Yamane1 and Tadao Murota 2
1Haruyama-chô 1054-1, Kagoshima-shi, 899-2704 Japan.
2Sakura-chô 1-4-5, Sabae-shi, Fukui Pref., 916-0027 Japan.
(e-mail: *[email protected])

The species of the ant genus Recurvidris Bolton, 1992 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) in Thailand (PDF) Weeyawat Jaitrong 1 and Decha Wiwatwitaya 2* 1 Thailand Natural History Museum, National Science Museum, Technopolis, Khlong 5, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani, 12120, Thailand. 2 Department of Forest Biology, Faculty of Foresty, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, 10900 Thailand. (email: *[email protected]) 

Three new species of Amblyaspis Förster (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) from India along with a Key to Indian species (PDF) *Anjana Gangadharan M. and Rajmohana Keloth Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghat Regional Centre (Recognized Research Centre of University of Calicut), Eranhipalam PO, Calicut-673006, Kerala, India (email: *[email protected]) 

Morphology of third instar Boettcherisca highlandica Kurahashi & Tan, 2009 (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) (PDF) *Heo, C.C.1,2, Latif, B.1, Silahuddin, S.A.1 and Kurahashi, H.3
1Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Jalan Hospital, 47000 Sungai Buluh, Selangor, Malaysia. 2Institute of Forensic Science (IFS), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Level 4, Academic Building, Faculty of Medicine, 47000 Sungai Buluh, Selangor, Malaysia. 3International Department of Dipterology, Hikawadai 1-2-21, Higashikurume City, Tokyo 203-0004, Japan. (e-mail: *[email protected])

A practical guide to insect cell cultures: establishment and maintenance of primary cell cultures (PDF) Mauro Mandrioli1, Monia Monti2, Rosemarie Tedeschi2 1Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. 2Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy (e-mail:[email protected]) 

HALTERES (Volume-5, 2014) 

First Record of Genus Pristomyrmex Mayr 1866 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from India (PDF )
Himender Bharti 1* and Joginder Singh 2 Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala - 147002, India (e-mail: 1 [email protected], 2 [email protected])

Proceratium melinum (Roger, 1860) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Romania: a new record of the species after a century (PDF )
Ioan Tăusan 1  and Ioan Alexandru Rădac 2 
1 Natural History Museum of Sibiu, Brukenthal National Museum, Cetăţii 1, 55016
Sibiu, Sibiu County, Romania 2 West University of Timişoara, Faculty of Chemistry, Biology & Geography, Department of Biology-Chemistry, 16A Pestalozzi St., 300115 Timişoara, Timiş County, Romania
(e-mail: 1 [email protected] 2 [email protected])

Biology of the harpactorine assassin bug, Panthous bimaculatus Distant (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) on three different diets (PDF)
M. Muthupandi 1 , G. evangelin 2 , Bertrand Horne and S. John William
School of Entomology and Centre for Natural Resources Management, P.G. & Research
Department of Zoology, Loyola College, Chennai 600034
(e-mail: 1 [email protected] 2 [email protected])

 New taxa of the genus Bareogonalos from Asia with further information on the tribe Nomadinini (Hymenoptera, Trigonalidae) (PDF)
Seiki Yamane
Kagoshima University Museum, Korimoto 1-21-30, Kagoshima-shi, 890-0065 Japan (e-mail: [email protected])

A practical guide to DNA extraction, PCR, and gene-based DNA sequencing in insects (PDF)
Corrie S. Moreau
Field Museum of Natural History,Department of Science and Education,Integrative Research Center,1400 South Lake Shore Drive,Chicago, Illinois, 60605, USA (e-mail:[email protected]) 
 
First record of the species Helochares atropiceus Regimbart, 1903
(Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) from the Loktak lake of Manipur, India (PDF)
*M.Bhubaneshwari Devi, O. Sandhyarani Devi and S.Dineshwar Singh
Laboratory of Entomology, P.G. Department of Zoology, D. M. College of Science,
Imphal-795001, Manipur (email: *[email protected] )

Additional notes on the genus Apodynerus Giordani Soika, 1993 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from the Indian subcontinent
P. Girish Kumar 1 , James M. Carpenter 2 , Lambert Kishore 3* and K. P. Mohammed Shareef 3
1 Zoological Survey of India, M- Block, New Alipore, Kolkata- 700 053, West Bengal, India. 2 Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79 th Street, New York, NY 10024, U.S.A. 3 Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode-673 001, Kerala, India
(e-mail: 1 [email protected] 2 [email protected] 3* [email protected]
3 [email protected])

A new species of Notanisus Walker (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) from Southern Western Ghats, Karnataka, India (PDF)
Raseena Farsana V. K., *P. M. Sureshan and Nikhil K.
Zoological Survey ofIndia, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Kozhikode 673006, Kerala, India (e-mail: * [email protected])

Mosquito species biodiversity in Phytotelmata from Western Ghats, south India (PDF)
A. Munirathinam, R. Krishnamoorthi, G. Baskaran, R. Govindarajan,
A. Venkatesh and *B.K. Tyagi
Centre for Research in Medical Entomology (Indian Council of Medical Research) 4, Sarojini Street, Chinna Chokkikulam, Madurai – 625 002, Tamil Nadu, India. (e-mail: *[email protected])

 Second Vietnamese species of the myrmicine genus Lophomyrmex (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (PDF)
*Seiki Yamane1 and Shingo Hosoishi2
1Kagoshima University Museum, Korimoto 1-21-30, Kagoshima-shi, 890-0065 Japan. 2Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University, Hakozaki 6-10-1, Fukuoka, 812-8581 Japan. (e-mail: *[email protected], [email protected])

Extended distribution and variation in morphological features of Disparoneura (Chloroneura) quadrimaculata (Rambur, 1842) (Odonata:Zygoptera Protoneuridae) in the Mt. Abu ranges of Southern Rajasthan, India (PDF)
B.K. Tyagi
Centre for Research in Medical Entomology (ICMR), 4-Sarojini Street, Chinna Chokkikulam Madurai 625002, T.N., India.
(e-mail: [email protected] [email protected])

Telenomus dilatus sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) - an egg parasitoid of swallowtail butterflies from South India
1 Rajmohana K. and 2 Mary Anto
1 Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Calicut-673 006, Kerala, India. 2 Research and Post Graduate Department of Zoology, St. Thomas' Colle ge, Thrissur- 680 001, Kerala, India. (email: [email protected])

 
HALTERES (Volume-4, 2013) 

Recolonisation patterns of orthopteran species in successional stages of revegetated coal mine sites (PDF) Shbbir R Khan and Neelkamal Rastogi
Insect Behavioural Ecology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Centre of Advanced Study, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221 005, U.P., India
(*e-mail: [email protected])

Pollen foraging activity of Apis mellifera during autumn season in Chandigarh (PDF ) Rajinder Kaur* and Neelima R Kumar
Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh – 160014, India
(e-mail: *[email protected] [email protected]) 

A Preliminary survey of thrips (Thysanoptera) from Kashmir Himalaya (PDF)
Nafisa Akhtar and M. Nayyar Azim* Section of Entomology, P.G. Department of Zoology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006 (J & K)
(e-mail: *[email protected])

Addition of a new species to Ecnomus McLachlan, 1864
(Trichoptera: Ecnomidae) along with key to its Indian Fauna (PDF) Manpreet S. Pandher* and Malkiat S. Saini , 1. University School of Agriculture, Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh, Fatehgarh Sahib–147301, India 2. Asian Institution, Patiala–147002, India (e-mail: *[email protected])

On the Aphid–ant association and its relationship with various host plants in the Agroecosystems of Vadodara, Gujarat, India (PDF)
Ruchika Kataria and Dolly Kumar* Division of Entomology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M.S. University of Baroda,Vadodara- 390002, India
(e-mail: *[email protected])

Diversity and Distribution of Ant Fauna in Hejamadi Kodi Sandspit, Udupi District, Karnataka, India (PDF) Pradeep D’Cunha and Vijay Mala Grover Nair* Department of Applied Zoology, Mangalore University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
(e-mail: [email protected] * [email protected])

First record of the Srilankan Processional Termite, Hospitalitermes monoceros (Konig) (Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae) from India (PDF) Poovoli Amina1, Keloth Rajmohana 2*, Chenthamarakshan Bijoy 3, Chandrashekaramenon Radhakrishnan 4 and Nivedita Saha 5 1, 2, 3, 4 Western Ghat Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Calicut, Kerala – 673006, 5 Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata-700053 (e-mail: *[email protected])

Quantitative changes in lipids and carbohydrates of temporal workers and drones in Apis cerana indica (Fabricius) (PDF) Seydur Rahman and Sudhanya Ray Hajong*
Department of Zoology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya-793022
(e-mail: *[email protected])

SEM studies on immature stages of Aphaenogaster beesoni
Donisthorpe, 1933 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) ( PDF ) Himender Bharti , Navpreet Dhiman, Meenakshi Bharti and Aijaz Ahmad Wachkoo ,Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala - 147002, India
(e-mail: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected])

Telenomus oryzae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), a new egg parasitoid of the rice black bug, Scotinophara (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) from India (PDF)
Keloth Rajmohana1* and Manikantadas Santha Nisha2, 1Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Calicut, Kerala India -673006 , 2Rice Research Station, Moncompu, Thekkekara.P.O, Alappuzha, Kerala, India.-688503
(e-mail: [email protected])

HALTERES (Volume-3, 2011)

Taxonomic survey of stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) of India (PDF)
M. Nayyar Azim,
Section of Entomology, P.G.Department of Zoology University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006 (J & K) India. (email:[email protected])


Addition of two new species to genus Chimarra Stephens (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae) from Sikkim (India) (PDF)
Malkiat S. Saini, Manpreet S. Pandher# and Prabhjit Bajwa,
Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India-147002.(#email: [email protected])


SEM studies on immature stages of weaver ant Oecophylla smaragdina (Fabricius, 1775 ) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from India (PDF)
Himender Bharti#and Iqbal Kaur,
Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India - 147002.(#email:[email protected]/[email protected])(www.antdiversityindia.com)

Revised Phylogenetic analysis of Indian species of genus Himalopsyche Banks (Trichoptera: Spicipalpia Rhyacophilidae) (PDF)

M.S. Saini# and L. Kaur, Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India - 147002.(#email:[email protected]/[email protected])


Taxonomic studies on the genus Zemeros Boisduval from Indian Himalayas (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae) (PDF)
Charn Kumar1, H. S. Rose2and Avtar Kaur Sidhu3,
1. A.S. College Khanna- 141 402, Punjab, India (email: [email protected])2. SUS College of Research and Technology, Mohali -140 306, Punjab, India 3. High Altitude Regional Centre, ZSI, Saproon, Solan -172 211, Himachal Pradesh, India


An updated checklist of blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) from India (PDF)
Meenakshi Bharti,
Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India-147002.(email: [email protected])


SEM studies on immature stages of Pheidole indica Mayr, 1879 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from India (PDF)
Himender Bharti#and Anuradha Gill,
Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India - 147002.(#email:[email protected]/[email protected])(www.antdiversityindia.com)


Influence of Varroa parasitization on some biomolecules in Apis mellifera L. worker brood (PDF)
Neelima R Kumar1, Pooja Badotra2and Kalpana,
Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 160014, India.(1email: [email protected]) (2email: [email protected])

Weaver ant (Oecophylla smaragdina), huntsman spider (Heteropoda venatoria) and house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) as potential biocontrol agents of the nuisance pest, Luprops tristis (PDF)
P. Aswathi and Sabu K.Thomas#,
Post Graduate and Research Department of Zoology, St. Josephs College, Devagiri, Calicut, Kerala, India 673008. (email#: [email protected])

Revised Phylogenetic analysis of Indian species of genus MacrophyaDahlbom(Hymenoptera Symphya: Tenthredinidae Tenthredininae) (PDF)

M.S. Saini# and L. Kaur, Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India - 147002.(#email:[email protected]/[email protected])


Notes on life history of Oecophylla smaragdina (Fabricius) and its potential as biological control agent (PDF)
Himender Bharti#and Silka Silla,
Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India - 147002.
(#email: [email protected]/[email protected])(www.antdiversityindia.com)

Diversity and distribution of social apocrites of Vadodara, Gujarat, Western India (PDF)
Bhumika Naidu and Dolly Kumar#,
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences,The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda,Vadodara-390002.(email#: [email protected])

Some notes on Rhopaloceran diversity (Lepidoptera) of Himachal Pardesh (PDF)P.C. Pathania1#and Anita Kumari2,1. Department of Entomology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141 004.,2. Department of Biosciences, Vinayaka Missions University, Salem, Tamilnadu- 636308.(#email:[email protected])

List of Indian Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (PDF)
Himender Bharti,
Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India - 147002.(email: [email protected]/[email protected])(www.antdiversityindia.com)


Natural parasitisation of Spodoptera litura F. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) by Zele chloropthalma Nees (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in vegetable ecosystems of Kashmir Valley, India (PDF)
Deen Mohamad Bhat1, R. C. Bhagat2and Ajaz A. Qureshi3,
1. Department of Zoology, Govt. Degree College Pulwama, Kashmir, J&K India-192301.(1email: [email protected]) 2 and 3. P. G. Deptt. of Zoology, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal Srinagar, J&K India-190006.

Halteres (Volume-2, 2010)

Comparative study on improvement in Pollen Collection Technology (PDF) Shazia Raja#, Elizabeth Stephen Waghchoure, Rashid Mahmood, Ghulam Sarwar, Farida Iftikhar and Muhammad Sidddique Munawar (#e-mail: [email protected] yahoo.com ) Honeybee Research Intstitute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Biodiversity of the short horned grasshoppers of the tribe Oedipodini (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Acridinae) in Kashmir Himalayas (PDF) M. Nayyar Azim#, Shabir Ahmad Reshi and Ajaz Hassan Rather (#email: [email protected]) Section of Entomology P.G.Department of ZoologyUniversity of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006 (J & K).

Phylogenetic analysis of Indian species of genus Macrophya Dahlbom (Hymenoptera: Symphyta Tenthredinidae: Tenthredininae) (PDF) M.S. Saini and L. Kaur 1email: [email protected]) (2email: [email protected]) Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India.

Lucilia calviceps Bezzi, new record from India (Diptera: Calliphoridae), with a revised key to Indian species (PDF) Meenakshi Bharti& Hiromu Kurahashi ((email: [email protected]) (email: [email protected]) Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala, (Pb.) 147002 India.International Department of Dipterology, Hikawadai 1-2-21, Higashikurume City, Tokyo 203-0004, Japan.

Impact of egg retention on walking behavior of Trichogramma chilonis (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) (PDF) Muhammad Shakeel, Ahmed Zia, Abid Faridand Zakir Hussain (1. University of Agriculture, Peshawer. (email: [email protected]) 2. National Insect Museum-NARC, Islamabad. (email: [email protected]) 3. Nuclear Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA). (email: [email protected]) 4. IPDM Laboratories Directorate of Agriculture Northern Areas-Gilgit.

Role of honeybees and other insects in enhancing the yield of Brassica campestris var. sarson (PDF) J.S.Tara & Pooja Sharma (#email: [email protected]) Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Jammu (Tawi) 180006, J&K, India.

Diversity of Aphidoidea in Rawalpindi Division (Punjab) Pakistan, with a list of host plant studied (PDF) Ahmed Zia, Soaib Ali Hassan, Anjum Shehzad and Falak Naz 1. National Insect Museum, National Agriculture Research Centre, Islamabad – Pakistan.(email: [email protected]) 2. Pir Meher Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi – Pakistan.(email: [email protected]) 3. National Insect Museum, National Agriculture Research Centre, Islamabad – Pakistan.(email: [email protected]) 4.National Insect Museum, National Agriculture Research Centre, Islamabad – Pakistan.(email: [email protected])

Phylogenetic analysis of Indian species of genus Himalopsyche Banks (Trichoptera: Spicipalpia Rhyacophilidae: Rhyacophilinae) (PDF) M.S. Saini and L. Kaur (1email: [email protected]) (2email: [email protected]) Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India.

Influence of foraging rate and speed of Apis species (Hymenoptera) on Brassica campestris var.sarson (PDF) J.S.Tara and Pooja Sharma (#email: [email protected]) Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Jammu (Tawi) 180006, J&K, India.

SEM structure of mandibular sensilla in the carpenter ant, Camponotus compressus (Fabricius) (Formicidae: Hymenoptera) (PDF) Deepak D. Barsagade#, Dnyaneshwar B. Tembhare and Seema G. Kadu (#email: dr_ddbars @ rediffmail. com) Department of Zoology, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur India-440033.

A contribution towards the insect fauna of Vadodara, Gujarat (India): The Order Hemiptera (PDF) Dolly Kumar#and Bhumika Naidu (#email:[email protected]) Department of Zoology,Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda,Vadodara-390002.

Natural parasitism of leaf miner, Chromatomyia horticola (Goureau) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) on vegetable crops in Kashmir (India) (PDF) Deen Mohammad Bhat#and R. C. Bhagat (#email: [email protected]) Entomology Research Lab., P. G. Deptt. of Zoology, University of Kashmir,Hazratbal Srinagar, J&K India-190006.

Bioecology of Til Hawk Moth, Acherontia styx Westwood (PDF) R.M. Ahirwar#and M.P. Gupta ((#e-mail: [email protected]) Jawahar Lal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Department of Entomology,College of Agriculture, Tikamgarh-472 001 M.P., India.

Halteres (Volume-1,2009)

Diversity of the ground inhabiting ant fauna at Department of Atomic Energy campus, Kalpakkam (Tamil Nadu) (PDF) T. Ramesh2, K. Jahir Hussain1, M. Selvanayagam2 and K. K. Satpathy1 1. Environmental and Industrial Safety Section, Safety Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam-603102 (Tamil Nadu)2.Loyola Institute of Frontier Energy (LIFE), Loyola College, Chennai, India-600 034.

Diversity and Abundance of ants along an elevational gradient in Jammu-Kashmir Himalaya - I (PDF)Himender Bharti and Yash Paul Sharma Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala (Pb.) India-147002

Diversity of Odonata in District Poonch and Sudhnoti of Kashmir Valley Pakistan, with a new record for the country (PDF) Muhammad Ather Rafi1, Muhammad Rafique Khan2, Ahmed Zia3and Anjum Shehzad41.National Insect Museum, National Agriculture Research Centre, Islamabad Pakistan 2. University College of Agriculture, Rawalakot Kashmir 3. National Insect Museum, National Agriculture Research Centre, Islamabad Pakistan 4. National

Seasonal Patterns of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Punjab Shivalik (PDF) Himender Bharti, Yash Paul Sharma and Amritdeep Kaur Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala (Pb.) India-147002

Occurrence of Odonata in Northern areas of Pakistan with seven new records (PDF)Ahmed Zia1, Muhammad Ather Rafi2, Zakir Hussain3and Muhammad Naeem4 1. National Insect Museum, National Agriculture Research Centre, Islamabad Pakistan 2. National Insect Museum, National Agriculture Research Centre, Islamabad Pakistan 3. Department of Agriculture, Gilgit Northern Areas, Pakistan 4. Department of Entomology, Pir Meher Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University,

Some notes on medically important flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) from India (PDF) Meenakshi Bharti Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala (Pb.) India-147002

Biochemical changes in the midgut during metamorphosis in Apis cerana indica (PDF) Deepak D. Barsagade, Kalpana M. Kelwadkar and Mangala N. Kadwey Department of Zoology, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, India-440033.


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Outlines of Insect Morphology and Systematics

  1. History of Entomology in India.
  2. Factors for insects abundance
  3. Classification of phylum Arthropoda upto classes. Relationship of class Insecta with other classes.
  1. Structure and functions of insect cuticle and moulting.
  2. Body segmentation. Structure and modifications of insect antennae, mouth parts and legs. Wing venation, modifications and wing coupling apparatus. Sensory organs.
  3. Metamorphosis and diapause in insects.
  4. Types of larvae and pupae.
  5. Structure and functions of digestive system.
  6. Circulatory 10. Excretory
  7. Respiratory,
  8. Nervous
  9. Reproductive systems in insects.
  10. Types of reproduction in insects.

SYSTEMATICS:

  1. Taxonomy – importance, history and development and binomial nomenclature. Definitions of Biotype, Sub-species, Species, Genus, Family and Order.
  2. Classification of class Insecta upto Orders.
  3. Orthoptera-Acrididae
  4. Dictyoptera-Mantidae
  5. Odonata
  6. Isoptera-Termitidae
  7. Thysanoptera-Thripidae
  8. Hemiptera – Pentatomidae, Coreidae, Pyrrhocoridae, Lygaeidae, Cicadellidae, Delphacidae, Aphididae, Coccidae, Aleurodidae, Pseudococcidae
  9. Neuroptera-Chrysopidae
  10. Lepidoptera-Noctuidae,Sphingidae,Pyralidae,Gelechiidae, Arctiidae
  11. Coleoptera-Coccinellidae, Chrysomelidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae, Bruchidae, Scarabaeidae
  12. Hymenoptera-Tenthridinidae, Apidae, Trichogrammatidae, Ichneumonidae, Braconidae
  13. Diptera-Cecidomyiidae, Trypetidae, Tachinidae, Agromyziidae.

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Objectives

This lesson will teach students several of the core concepts and address competencies for biology education identified in the Vision and Change report (AAAS, 2011). The most relevant concepts are: pathways and transformations of energy and matter (i.e., biological systems grow and change by processes based upon chemical transformation pathways and are governed by the laws of thermodynamics), and systems (i.e., living systems are interconnected and interacting). The most relevant competencies are: the ability to apply the process of science, the ability to use quantitative reasoning, and the ability to understand the relationship between science and society.


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Department of Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology at IIT Madras was founded in 2004 with a vision to be recognized as a Department of International repute with a strong interdisciplinary research and teaching base in biological sciences and engineering and an active collaboration with industries and health-care institutions. The department is housed in the ‘Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences’. Currently the department has 31 faculty members, about 235 under graduate students, 186 Ph.D. and 20 M.S. Research Scholars, associated staff and Adjunct Faculty.

These are exciting and challenging times for Biotechnologists. Modern biotechnology, finds applications in a variety of domains such as in the manufacture of high-technology pharmaceuticals as well as in the making of enzymes for the detergents we use for washing our clothes. With expanding knowledge of the cell and its functioning at the molecular level, biotechnologists are now seeking answers to prevent life threatening diseases, to meet the energy and food requirements of ever-growing population and also to solve the environmental problems that threaten our very existence on this planet. The diversity of challenges that Biotechnology tackle is reflected in the research activities of the faculty of Biotechnology at IIT Madras. Although there are many different research groups in the department, their research generally falls into one or more of the following categories: medical biotechnology related to cancer and cardiovascular aspects, chemical biology, computational biology and bioprocesses.

We carry out collaborative research with other departments within the institute and also with other institutes in India and abroad. Our research contributions through journal publications in the past few years have been significant and we have also filed for several patents.

The department provides two sound integrated (Dual Degree) programs namely BS/MS in Biosciences or BTech/MTech in Biological engineering with strong emphasis both on modern biology and engineering and on several laboratory experiments. We also offer Master of Science (MS) by research and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. We also offer an M.Tech. in clinical engineering, which is a multi institutional program. Since 2018, a new MTech course in Bioprocess Engineering is also being offered.

The Department of Biotechnology at this institute is relatively young but has grown rapidly in the past 10 years. It was originally housed in a new six-storied building, and a new block has since been added, which houses the national cancer tissue bank and also several research labs and an animal house. Recently, we have received significant funding from DBT, DST and GOI, which has helped us to set up a modern cutting edge facility for biotechnology research. We hope to improve upon it in the near future. We have planned for expansion into a new additional building to incorporate our needs such as an animal house and cancer tissue bank facility.


DNA barcoding and evolutionary lineage of 15 insect pests of horticultural crops in South India

Pest management tools should rely to proper identification of arthropod species, which are usually classified relying on morphological keys. However, the shortcomings and limitations of the conventional taxonomical identification methods highlighted need for new and simple methods of pest identification. In this research, DNA barcoding was used to identify 15 insect pests attacking horticultural crops in South India. Accurate phylogenetic information and evolutionary divergence data were supported and evidenced by various parameters, including the rates of substitution, nucleotide composition, genetic divergence, test of selection and saturation analysis. The null hypothesis of neutral selection was rejected in favour of the alternate hypothesis of purifying selection. NJ and ML trees were calculated and the individuals of the same species clustered together based on the CO1 sequence similarity, regardless of their collection site and geographic location. Overall, this study adds basic knowledge to molecular ecology of important insect pests attacking horticultural crops in South India.


Insect Pests of Millets

Insect Pests of Millets: Systematics, Bionomics, and Management focuses on protecting the cultivated cereals that many worldwide populations depend on for food across the semi-arid tropics of the world. Providing coverage of all the major cultivated millets, including sorghum, pearlmillet, finger millet, barnyard millet, prosomillet, little millet, kodomillet, and foxtail millet, this comprehensive book on insect pests is the first of its kind that explores systematics, bionomics, distribution, damage, host range, biology, monitoring techniques, and management options, all accompanied by useful illustrations and color plates.

By exploring the novel aspects of Insect-plant relationships, including host signaling orientation, host specialization, pest – host evolutionary relationship, and biogeography of insects and host plants, the book presents the latest ecologically sound and innovative techniques in insect pest management from a general overview of pest management to new biotechnological interventions.

Insect Pests of Millets: Systematics, Bionomics, and Management focuses on protecting the cultivated cereals that many worldwide populations depend on for food across the semi-arid tropics of the world. Providing coverage of all the major cultivated millets, including sorghum, pearlmillet, finger millet, barnyard millet, prosomillet, little millet, kodomillet, and foxtail millet, this comprehensive book on insect pests is the first of its kind that explores systematics, bionomics, distribution, damage, host range, biology, monitoring techniques, and management options, all accompanied by useful illustrations and color plates.

By exploring the novel aspects of Insect-plant relationships, including host signaling orientation, host specialization, pest – host evolutionary relationship, and biogeography of insects and host plants, the book presents the latest ecologically sound and innovative techniques in insect pest management from a general overview of pest management to new biotechnological interventions.


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