Insects dominate almost all ecosystems on our planet. One of the factors that has
contributed to their astonishing success has been their small size. It was therefore significant
that this year saw the NBAIR discovering Kikiki huna, an egg parasitoid, the smallest insect
on earth capable of flying. This rare insect is not known from most parts of the world. It is
just one of the treasures unearthed by the NBAIR during the last year. Taxonomists of the
Bureau regularly survey different agroecosystems including North East, Andamans and
Western Ghats for their unique insect fauna and many taxa not known in India have been
discovered and documented. read more...
To act as a nodal agency for collection, characterization, documentation, conservation, exchange, research and utilization of agriculturally important insect resources(including mites, spiders and related arthropods) for sustainable agriculture.
Capacity building, dissemination of technologies and forging linkages with stake holders.
On farm validation of biocontrol strategies, forging linkages with commodity based crop research Institutes, AICRP/ AINP and capacity building.