Rachana R.R

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Rachana R.R
Phone Number
080-2351-1982
Fax
080-2341-1961
Professional Experience
1.5 years
Qualification
M. Sc (Agricultural Entomology)
Specilization
Thrips taxonomy
Training
Professional Attachment Training on thrips taxonomy (10th May – 10th August, 2015) at Zoological Survey of India, Kolkota
Brief Achievements
Described two thrips species infesting flowers new to Science.
Seven species and one genus of thrips were recorded for the first time from India.
Reported male of invasive thrips species, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) for the first time from India.
Recognition
Best poster award in I International Biodiversity Congress held from 6 – 9 November 2016 in Delhi.
Awarded UAS, Bangalore Gold Medal for Merit for M.Sc (Agricultural Entomology)
Recipient of ICAR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) during M.Sc degree
Awarded KAU merit scholarship during four year tenure of B.Sc (Agriculture) degree
Best poster award in IV National Symposium on Plant Protection in Horticultural Crops organized by Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bangalore, 25-28 April, 2012.
Dr. M. Puttarudraiah Endowment Gold Medal for securing highest OGPA in M.Sc (Agricultural Entomology)
Dr. V.P. Rao Memorial Gold Medal for securing highest OGPA in M.Sc (Agricultural Entomology)
Publications
20
Selected Publications
Rachana, R. R. and Varatharajan, R. 2018. Two new reports of thrips (Thysanoptera: Terebrantia: Thripidae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(2): 11312 – 11315.
Rachana, R. R. and Varatharajan, R. 2018. New reports of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(9): 12226 – 12229.
Rachana, R.R. and Varatharajan, R. 2017. Additions to the thrips (Thysanoptera) fauna of Odisha, India. Journal of Applied and Natural Science. 9 (3): 1522 – 1544.
Rachana, R. R. and Varatharajan, R. 2017. Additions to the terebrantian (Insecta: Thysaniptera) fauna of Kerala, India. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 8(3): 1507 – 1509.
Rachana, R.R. 2017. First report of the New World thrips genus Plesiothrips Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from India with a note on Plesiothrips perplexus. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 5 (3): 428 – 429.
Rachana, R.R. and Varatharajan, R. 2017. A new species of the genus Bregmatothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from the Anadaman Islands of India. Zootaxa. 4317 (3): 597 – 600.
Rachana, R.R. and Varatharajan, R. 2017. Checklist of Terebrantian thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) recorded from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9 (1): 9748 – 9755.
Rachana, R.R. and Varatharajan, R. 2017. A new species of the genus Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa. 4221 (4): 491 – 493
Rachana. R. R., Jayasimha. G. T. and Richa, V. 2016. A review of the pest, Tospoviruses vector status of melon thrips, Thrips palmi and its natural enemies for biological control. International Journal of Pure and Applied Bioscience. 4 (2): 2320 – 7051
Rachana. R. R., Jayasimha. G. T., Richa, V. and Manjunatha. M. 2016. Evaluation of fungal pathogens, Fusarium semitectum Berk and Ravenel and Hirsutella thompsonii Fisher against red spider mite, Tetranychus neocaledonicus (Andre) of okra under laboratory and greenhouse conditions. Journal of Applied and Natural Science ,8 (1): 375 – 380.
Rachana. R. R., Jayasimha. G. T., Richa, V. and Manjunatha. M. 2015. Efficacy of fungal pathogens, Fusarium semitectum Berk and Ravenel and Hirsutella thompsonii Fisher against red spider mite, Tetranychus neocaledonicus (Andre) of okra under laboratory and field conditions. Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 21 (2): 162 – 168
Varatharajan. R, Shyam Maisnam, Chochong. V.S. and Rachana. R.R. 2016. Pollination potential of thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) – an overview. Zoo’s print. 31 (4): 6-12.