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Dr. T. Krishna Chaitanya

Dr. T. Krishna Chaitanya

Assistant Professor
(Agricultural Entomology)
krishna.tirunagaru@nmims.edu

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Dr. T. Krishna Chaitanya
has obtained Doctoral degree from the esteemed Annamalai University, with specialisation in Agricultural Entomology. He is the recipient of ICAR-NPIB Fellowship funded by NASF for his Ph.D. programme. He obtained advanced skills in insect taxonomy and registered one patent and 46 new species of insects in parasitic Hymenoptera under family Encyrtidae.

Dr. Chaitanya has peer reviewed publications in six international and five national scientific journals and also registered patent on Pheromo Light Trap.

Publications

  1. Krishnachaitanya, T. Prabhavathi, K and Kumar K. 2020. Biological study of jasmine leaf webworm, Palpita unionalis (Hubner) (Pyralidae: Lepidoptera). International Journal of Chemical Studies, 8(6): 1800-1802.
  2. Abhinav Kumar., Manickavasagam, S. and Krishnachaitanya, T. New records of fourteen genera and twelve species of encyrtid (Chalcidoidea: Encyrtidae) from Bihar, India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 6(3): 677-682.
  3. Krishnachaitanya, T. and Kumar K. 2018. Biological study of Jasmine Bud worm, Hendecasis duplifacialis (Pyraustidae: Lepidoptera) from India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Asciences,: 2884- 2888.
  4. Krishnachaitanya, T., Venkata Ramana C.V., Manickavasagam, S., Naram Naidu, L. and Sireesha, K. 2018. New record of three encyrtid species (Chalcidoidea: Encyrtidae) from the state of Andhra Pradesh. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 6(3): 1278-1280.
  5. Krishnachaitanya, T. and Manickavasagam, S. 2016. Two new species of Prionomastix Mayr (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) with a key to Indian species. Biodiversity Data Journal, 4(e7326): 4-16.
  6. Krishnachaitanya, T. and Manickavasagam, S. 2016. Descriptions of three new species of Encyrtidae Walker (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from India. Zootaxa, 4085(2): 289-291.
  7. Krishnachaitanya, T. and Manickavasagam, S. 2016. Descriptions of two new species of Tetracneminae Howard (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) from India with key to the species. Journal of Insect Biodiversity, 4(8): 7-8.
  8. Krishnachaitanya, T., Manickavasagam, S. and Abhinav, K. 2016. Five new species of Homalotylus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) - from India with a key to Indian species. Journal of Natural History, 50(37-38): 2372-2386.
  9. Manickavasagam, S. and Krishnachaitanya, T. 2016. A new species of Copidosomyia Girault (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) from India, with a key to global species and additional distribution records of encyrtids from India. Journal of Insect Biodiversity, 4(7): 3-5.
  10. Manickavasagam, S. and Krishnachaitanya, T. 2015. Descriptions of three new species of Pentelicus Howard (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) from India, with a key to world species. Zootaxa, 3946(2): 229-231.
  11. Manickavasagam, S. and Krishnachaitanya, T. 2015. A new species of Globulencyrtus Hoffer (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) from India, with a key to species. Journal of Insect Systematics, 2(1): 1–4.

Awards

  • Awarded for best Demonstration Programme on IPM methods for Rice Stem Borer Management (2009), at Annamalai University.
  • Recipient of meritorious fellowship (2011-2013) for M.Sc. (Agrl. Entomology) by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture and Research Institute, TNAU.
  • Awarded Research Excellence award (2020) by Institute of Scholars for the publication of Five new species of Homalotylus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) - from India with a key to Indian species.
  • Obtained best article award (2021) for "Influence of Weather Factors on the Seasonal Incidence of Jasmine Budworm, Hendecasis duplifascialis (Hampsn.) Pyraustidae: Lepidoptera) – In Situ” from Agriculture and food E-newsletter

Membership in Scientific Bodies

  • Society for Biocontrol Advancement (NBAIR, Bangalore)
  • Natural History Museum (London)
  • National Insect Repository (EDAU, Registration No. Enc/001-46).
  • Institute of Scholars (InSc, Bangalore)
  • Agriculture Food e-Newsletter (Mumbai)
                   
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