Dr. K. Veenakumari
Principal Scientist
Division of Insect Systematics
E-mail: veenaprashi@rediffmail.com / veenapmraj@rediffmail.com
Fax:080-2341 1961
Phone:080-2351 1982/ 080-23415531
Qualification M.Sc., Ph.D (Agricultural Entomology)
Specialization Biodiveristy of insects of Andaman and Nicobar islands,Biological control of insects with special reference to nucleopolyhedrovirus, Biosystematics of Scelionidae (Hymenoptera)
Professional Experience 19 years
Publications 101
Training (National)
Attended training for 8 days on the identification of different genera of Scelionidae under Dr. K. Rajmohana, Zoological Survey of India for Western Ghats, Calicut
Wildlife  Conservation: Issues and Challenges’ sponsored by Department of Science and technology in the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun from 8-12 March, 2010
Recognition
Awarded merit scholarships for M.Sc. (Agri.) and Ph.D. (Agri. Entomology)
Awarded Gold Medal for Merit for Ph.D. (Agricultural Entomology)
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar for the book “Andaman Nicobar Dweep Samuha Ke Thithiliyan"
Brief Achievements
Oophagous parasitoids of insects with special reference to Scelionidae (work initiated)
 Biological control of Amsacta albistriga using nucleopolyhedrovirus)
Insect biodiversity  of mangroves and mangrove associates of Andaman and Nicobar islands
Biodiversity of butterflies, saturniids, ants, dragonflies of Andaman and Nicobar islands
Insects pests of crops of Andaman and Nicobar islands
Selected Publications
Veenakumari, K. Prashanth Mohanraj and R.S Peigler. 2005. Life history of Actias ignescens (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae) reared on its natural host plant, Crypteronia paniculata, on S. Andaman Island. Transactions of Lepidopterists’ Society of Japan. 56(3): 184-192
Veenakumari, K.  R. J. Rabindra, C.D. Srinivas Naik and M.R. Shubha. 2007. In situ field level mass production of Amsacta albistriga nucleopolyhedrosis virus in groundnut ecosystem. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 27: 48-52.
Veenakumari, K. and Prashanth Mohanraj. 2009.  A note on the enomofauna of mangrove associates in the Andaman islands (Indian Ocean: India). Journal of Natural History. 43 (13-16): 807-824
Prashanth Mohanraj and Veenakumari, K. 2002. Biology of Antheraea andamana (Saturniidae) on the Andaman islands, Indian ocean. J. Lepidopterists’ Society. 56(3):  123-128
Veenakumari, K., Prashanath Mohanraj, R.C. Srivastava and Jayakumar. 2009. Butterflies of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair