Rachana R.R
Scientist
Division of Insect Systematics
E-mail: vavarachana@gmail.com
Fax:080-2341 1961
Phone:080-2351 1982, Ext. 325
Qualification M. Sc (Agricultural Entomology)
Specialization Thrips taxonomy
Professional Experience 1.5 years
Publications 7
Training (National)
Professional Attachment Training on thrips taxonomy (10th May – 10th August, 2015) at Zoological Survey of India, Kolkota
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.
Selected Publications
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.