Dr. J. Poorani 

Principal Scientist

Biosystematics, Introduction and Quarantine Laboratory

E-mail: pooranij@gmail.com / j_poorani@lycos.com
Website: www.angelfire.com/bug2/j_poorani/index.html
Fax: 080-2341 1961
Phone: 080-2351 1982 Extn. 335

Date of birth

Qualification M.Sc., Ph.D (Agricultural Entomology)
Specialization Insect taxonomy with special reference to Coccinellidae (Coleoptera)
Professional Experience 13 years
Publications 30

Training (International)

Attended the International Ladybird Workshop held in May 2005 at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
Visited CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australia, on sabbatical leave from October 2006 to January 2007 to study the coccinellid collections at Australian National Insect Collections (ANIC)


Associate Editor, Journal of Biological Control, Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bangalore

Brief Achievements

Studied about 300 species of common predatory coccinellids of the Indian region and developed an illustrated identification guide for 150 species encountered in agroecosystems.
Constructed and hosted a website on the Coccinellidae of the Indian Subcontinent with details on the Indian fauna and image galleries of common species and their natural enemies.
An illustrated identification guide to the families of insect parasitoids and predators prepared on CD-ROM.
A web-based compendium of factsheets on the aphids of Karnataka covering 68 species and their natural enemies prepared and hosted (www.aphidweb.com)

Selected Publications

Poorani,J. 2002. An annotated checklist of the Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) (excluding Epilachninae) of the Indian subregion. Oriental Insects 36: 307-383.
Poorani,J. 2002. A review of the genus Oenopia Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from the Indian subcontinent, with description of a new species. Oriental Insects 36: 97-116.
Poorani, J. & Booth, R.G. 2006. A new sibling species of Halyzia straminea (Hope) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Halyziini) from the Indian subcontinent. Zootaxa, 1354: 63-68.
Poorani,J. & Slipinski, A. 2006. Notes on the genus Protothea Weise with redescription of P. quadripunctata (Mulsant) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellini). Annales Zoologici, 55: 329-333.
Poorani,J. Coccinellidae of the Indian Subcontinent. URL: www.angelfire.com/bug2/j_poorani/index.html
Sunil Joshi & Poorani, J. 2007. Aphids of Karnataka. URL: www.aphidweb.com


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