Mr. K. J. David
Division of Insect Systematics
Fax:080-2341 1961
Phone:080-2351 1982 Extn.
Qualification M. Sc.(Agrl. Entomology)
Specialization Taxonomy of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Professional Experience 3 years
Publications 6
Training (International)
Attended summer school on Advances in Agricultural Acarology sponsored by ICAR at UAS (Bangalore) from 8th to 28th October 2010
Secured Kerala Agricultural University Merit Scholarship for the year 2000-2001 for outstanding performance in academics
Recipient of Junior Research Fellowship from Indian Council of Agricultural Research during 2003- 2005
Brief Achievements
Studied the fruit fly fauna of Peninsular India and the Andaman and Nicobar islands, prepared an illustrated key for the same.
Mapped the distribution of 14 species of Genus Bactrocera Macquart (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Kerala.
Resolved the identity and distribution of B. caryeae (Kapoor), a member of B. dorsalis complex in India
Selected Publications
K. J. David and S. Ramani, 2011. An illustrated key to fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) of peninsular India and   the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Zootaxa, 3021: 1-31
K. J. David, A.R.V. Kumar and S. Ramani, 2008. Distribution of Bactrocera Macquart (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Kerala with special reference to Western Ghats. Journal of Entomological Research Society. 10(2): 55-69
S. Ramani, K.J David, C. A Viraktamath and A. R. V. Kumar, 2008. Identity and distribution of Bactrocera caryeae (Kapoor) (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae) - A species under the Bactrocera dorsalis complex in India. Biosystematica, 2(1): 49-57.
David, K. J. and Hancock, D. L. 2013. The first record of Ortalotrypeta isshikii (Matsumura) and subfamily Tachiniscinae (Diptera: Tephritidae) from India, with redescription of the species. Australian Entomolgist 40 (3): 131-135.
David, K. J., Singh, S. K. and Ramani, S. 2014. New species and records of Trypetinae from India. Zootaxa. 3795 (2): 126 - 134