Dr. Kolla Sreedevi

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Phone Number
080-2351-1982 Extn. 331
Fax
080-2341-1961
Professional Experience
12 years
Qualification
M. Sc (Agricultural Entomology), Ph.D
Specilization
Insect Biodiversity and Systematics – Scarabaeidae, Cerambycidae (Coleoptera); Insect Ecology, biogeography, molecular characterisation
Training
Attended training on Integrated pest management and food safety at Wageningen International organized by Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands from 18 May 2009 to 12 June 2009
Attended Refresher course on “Agricultural Research Management for newly recruited Senior/Principal Scientists for Non-ARS stream of ICAR” at NAARM, Hyderabad from 5th to 18th June 2012.
Attended ICAR sponsored summer school on “Advances in general acarology” at UAS, GKVK, Bangalore organized by Department of Acarology from 8-10-10 to 28-10-10
Attended short course on “An introduction to GIS” organized by ESRI from 1-2-2010 to 5-2-2010 at S. V. Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Tirupati, A. P.
Attended short course programme on “IT-based decision supporting systems for digital content management” under NAIP from 19 – 28 August 2008 at NAARM, Hyderabad, A.P.
Attended training on Education technology from May 7 – 12, 2008 conducted at S. V. Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Tirupati, A.P.
Attended ICAR sponsored short course on “Sustainable technologies for pest management in horticultural ecosystems” from January 4 – 13, 2007 at S. V. Agricultural College (ANGRAU), Tirupati, A. P.
Attended Fruit fly taxonomy training under National Integrated Fruit fly Surveillance Programme organized by Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore from March 27 – 30, 2006 at IIHR, Bangalore, India.
Organised one week training programme on “Taxonomy and identification of white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)” at the Division of Entomology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi during 18-24 April, 2016.
Awards and Honours
Elected as ‘Fellow’ of Royal Entomological Society of London w.e.f. 4 March 2020.
Awarded ‘Fellow’ of Applied Zoologists Research Association, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in February 2020.
Awarded ‘Fellow’ of Entomological Society of India, New Delhi in December 2019.
Received ‘Outstanding contribution to Science Award, 2019’ from Dr. B. V. David Foundation, Chennai for 2019.
Awarded ‘Fellow’ of National Academy of Biological Sciences (NABS), Chennai, Tamil Nadu in September 2018.
Awarded “Woman Scientist Award” by Society of Biotic and Environmental Research, Tripura at BioScon – 2019 Conference held at Sona College of Technology, Salem during 26-27 July 2019.
Awarded ‘Edita David Memorial Award’ by Applied Zoologists Research Association, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha at XVI International Conference held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi during 9-11 February 2018.
Awarded Fellowship from DFG, a German Research Foundation to carryout collaborative research work with Dr. Dirk Ahrens at Division of Arthropoda, Alexander Koenig Museum, Bonn, Germany for three months from 16th September to 15th December 2017.
Nominated as ‘CEM member’, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) for three years (2017 – 2020)
Awarded Excellence in Research Award for accomplishment in the field of Agriculture and Allied Sciences by Samagra Vikas Welfare Society, Lucknow in June 2017.
Awarded ‘Fellow’ of Association of Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystem (AAPMHE), Bangalore in June, 2015.
Awarded ‘HTHS Gold Medal’ at “International Conference on Technological interventions in Agricultural Sciences for Enhanced Productivity, Nutritional quality and Value addition (TIAS – 2014)” conducted at Central Institute of Horticulture, Dhimapur, Nagaland during 17-19 February, 2015.
Awarded ‘Dr. Jagadiswari Rao Women Scientist Award’ by Applied Zoologists Research Association, CRRI, Cuttack in February, 2014.
Awarded ‘Insect Environment Young Scientist award’ by Insect Study and Conservation Network, Bangalore in January, 2013.
Awarded NUFFIC NFP fellowship by Netherlands government to attend training on “IPM and food safety” at Wageningen University, The Netherlands from 18 May to 12 June 2009.
Awarded CSIR Senior Research Fellowship towards Doctoral research.
Recognition
Awarded ‘Best oral presentation’ for the paper presented at International Conference on Plant Protection in Horticulture (ICPPH) 2019 at ICAR -Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru held from 24-7-2019 to 26-7-2019.
Awarded ‘Best oral presentation’ for the paper presented at BioScon – 2019 Conference held at Sona College of Technology, Salem during 26-27 July 2019.
Nominated as Executive Council Member, Ethological Society of India, Bengaluru (2017-19)
Nominated as CEM member, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) for three years (2017 – 2020)
Awarded Fellow of Association of Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystem (AAPMHE), Bangalore in June, 2015
Awarded best poster presentation award for the paper “Species diversity and distribution of the genus Anomala Samuoelle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in India and importance of endophallus in species diagnostics” at National Symposium on at Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh during 14-15 November, 2014.
Awarded best oral presentation award for the paper, Screening of acid lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) varietal collections for resistance to thrips, Scirtothrips sp. at National Symposium on “Sustainable Pest Management for Safer Environment” organized by Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Orissa during 6-7 December 2007.
International Fellowships:
Awarded ‘Fellowship grant from DFG’, a German Research Foundation to work as Guest Researcher in Division of Arthropoda, Alexander Koenig Museum, Bonn, Germany for three months from 16th September to 15th December 2017.
Awarded ‘NUFFIC NFP fellowship’ by Netherlands government to attend training on “IPM and food safety” at Wageningen University, The Netherlands from 18 May to 12 June 2009.
International Travel grants received:
Awarded partial travel grant from CISR to attend and present paper at International Symposium at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium during 2007.
Awarded Kirkhouse Trust grant to travel to Gent University to present a paper in 2007.
Awarded Travel grant from DST to attend and present a paper at International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016) held at Orlando, Florida, USA during September 2016.
Received partial grant from CICS, Chennai towards registration fee of ICE 2016 held at Orlando, Florida, USA in 2016.
Publications
Total Number of Publication = 162
Selected Publications
Research papers in peer reviewed journals - 84
Jayanthi, P. D. K., Raghava, T., Nagaraja, T. and Sreedevi, K. 2020. In vitro rearing and gallery tunneling pattern of island pinhole borer, Xyleoborus perforans (Wollaston), a scolytid associated with pomegranate wilt complex. Current Science, 118(2): 195-198.
Sreedevi, K., Reddy, P. V.R., Sandeep Singh, Badal Bhatacharyya and Sudhansu Bhagwathi. 2019. Emergence of white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) as serious pests of fruit crops. Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 25(2):263-267.
Sreedevi, K., Sasanka, R., Fabrizi, S. and Ahrens, D. 2019. New species and records of Sericini from the Indian subcontinent (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) II. European Journal of Taxonomy, 567: 1-26.
Sandeep Singh and K. Sreedevi. 2019. Record of longhorn beetle (Aeolesthes holosericea) on mango in the Punjab. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 89 (10): 1714-1718.
Sreedevi, K., M. Sharma and H. V. Ghate. 2019. New record of Low’s flatfaced longhorn beetle, Sarothrocera lowii White, 1846 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Lamiini) in Nagaland, India, along with first time descriptions of male and female genitalia. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 11(3):13390-13394.
Sreedevi, K., Jana Speer, Silvia Fabrizi and Dirk Ahrens. 2018. New species and records of Sericini scarab beetles from the Indian subcontinent (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Zookeys, 772: 97-128.
Vinod Kumar, P. and Sreedevi, K. 2018. Morphological variability among Holotrichia consanguinea (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) populations of India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 6(5): 156-158.
Sreedevi, K. and Vinod Kumar, P. 2018. Sexual dimorphism in antennal sensilla of Lepidiota mansueta (Burmeister) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). Journal of Applied Zoologists Researches, 29(1): 23-29.
Sreedevi, K., Pratibha Menon and Sunil Rathod. 2017. Report of mite, Sancassania karnatakaensis (Krishna Rao & Ranganath, 1982) as a potential bioagent of white grub species, Lepidiota mansueta Burmeister with taxonomic notes. Journal of Biological Control, 31(3): 119-122.
Sreedevi, K., Sakshi, T. and Veena Sharma. 2017. Species diversity of white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in the sub-Himalayan and northern plains of India. Current Science, 103(2):1-8.
Sharad Mohan, Akanksha Upadhyay, Arohi Srivastava and Sreedevi, K. 2017. Implantation of Heterorhabditis indica-infected Galleria cadavers in soil for biocontrol of white grub infestation in sugarcane fields of western Uttar Pradesh. Current Science, 112(10): 2016-2020.
Sreedevi, K., Hemant V. Ghate, Manisha Sharma and Kulanthaivel, S. 2017. First record of the longhorn beetle, Rosalia lameerei Brongniart (Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Compsocerini) from India, with additional descriptions of male. Entomon, 42(1): 37-40.
Sandeep Singh and Sreedevi. K. 2017. Record of root borer, Dorysthenes (Lophosternus) huegelii (Redtenbacher) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on kinnow mandarin in the Indian Punjab. Oriental Insects, 52(1): 60-65. published online 15 June 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00305316.2017.1340199
Vinod Kumar, P., Sreedevi, K. and Sukhwinder Singh. 2017. Diagnostics of major white grub species associated with potato crop ecosystem in Himachal Pradesh, India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6(9):6545-6555.
Sreedevi, K. and Asha Thomas. 2016. Molecular characterization of June beetle, Holotrichia species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from India. Special Issue on Computational Science, Mathematics and Biology, 72-74. (16 March 2016; ISSN-2349-8439).
Sreedevi, K., Manisha Sharma and Kulanthaivel, S. 2016. Occurrence of longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the coffee ecosystem of Kodagu region, Karnataka, India. Current Biotica, 9(4): 388-391.
Sreedevi, K. and Sakshi Tyagi. 2016. Notes on male genitalia and endophallus of five predominant species of Holotrichia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). Current Biotica, 9(4): 328-339.
Subhakar, G. and Sreedevi, K. 2015. Foraging ecology of insect pollinators in bitter gourd. Indian Journal of Entomology, 77(2): 189-192.
Navatha, L., Sreedevi, K. and Chanmamla, G. 2015. Insect visitor/pollinator diversity and abundance in safflower ecosystem. Indian Journal of Entomology, 77(2): 192-195.
Sreedevi, K., Sakshi, T. and Ramamurthy, V. V. 2015. Egg morphology of twelve species of Melolonthinae and Rutelinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 69(3):426-434.
Sreedevi, K. and Tyagi, S. 2015. Species diversity of white grubs associated with sugarcane ecosystem of western Uttar Pradesh – A case study. Current Biotica, 8(4):404-410.
Sreedevi, K. and Abraham Verghese. 2014. Field level larval identification of Cerambycid and Buprestid borers. Insect Environment, 20(1): 3-5.
Sreedevi, K., Chandel, R. S., Pathania, M. and Stanley, J. 2014. Species distribution and larval diagnostic characters of white grub species, Holotrichia longipennis (Blanchard), H. sikkimensis (Brenske) and H. rosettae Frey. Current Biotica, 8(2): 151 – 156.
Sreedevi, K. and Sakshi T. 2014. Diagnostics in larvae of white grubs (Scarabaeidae: Coleoptera) – Important characters. Indian Journal of Entomology, 76(2): 169-172.
Sreedevi, K., Sakshi Tyagi and Veena Sharma. 2014. Species abundance of white grubs associated with sugarcane in Uttar Pradesh. Indian Journal of Entomology, 76(3): 241-244.
Sreedevi, K., Sakshi Tyagi and Rita Devi, S. 2014. Elemental analysis of egg chorion of white grubs belonging to Melolonthinae and Rutelinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Current Biotica, 8(1): 42- 48.
Chaitanya, T., Sreedevi, K., Murali Krishna, T. and Prasanthi, L. 2013. Efficacy of newer molecules of insecticides against Legume pod borer, Maruca vitrata (Geyer) in pigeonpea. Pesticide Research Journal, 25(2):181-184.
Sreedevi, K. and Sakshi Tyagi. 2013. Diagnostic characters of immature stages of flower chafer beetle, Chiloloba acuta (Wiedemann) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae): Taxonomic importance. Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 19(2): 266-270.
Verghese, A., Shivananda, T. N., Kamala Jayanthi, P.D., Sreedevi, K. 2013. Frank Milburn Howlett (1877-1920): discoverer of the Pied Piper’s lure for the fruit flies (Tephritidae : Diptera).Current Science, 105 (2): 260-262.
Verghese, A., Kamala Jayanthi, P.D., Sreedevi, K. Sudha Devi, K. and Pinto, V. 2013. A quick and non-destructive population estimate for the weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina Fab. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).Current Science, 104(5): 641-646.