Dr. Kolla Sreedevi

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Phone Number
080-2351-1982 Extn. 331
Professional Experience
12 years
M. Sc (Agricultural Entomology), Ph.D
Insect Biodiversity and Systematics – Scarabaeidae, Cerambycidae (Coleoptera); Insect Ecology, biogeography, molecular characterisation
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
Awarded ‘Edita David Memorial Award’ by Applied Zoologists Research Association, Bhubaneswar 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.
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 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 Fellow of Association of Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystem (AAPMHE), Bangalore in June, 2015.
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.
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.
Granted ‘DST Travel Grant’ to attend XXV International Congress of Entomology held at Orlando, Florida, USA from 25-09-2016 to 30-09-2016.
Granted ‘CICS, Chennai International Travel Support (Partial)’ towards registrations fee of XXV International Congress of Entomology held at Orlando, Florida, USA from 25-09-2016 to 30-09-2016.
Selected Publications
Sreedevi, K. Manisha Sharma and Hemant V. Ghate. 2019. New record of Low’s Flatfaced longhorn beetle, SarothroceralowiiWhite, 1846 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Lamiini) in Nagaland, India, along with first time descriptions of male and female genitalia. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 11(3):
Sreedevi, K. and Vinod Kumar, P. 2018. Sexual dimorphism in antennal sensilla of Lepidiotamansueta (Burmeister) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). Journal of Applied Zoological Researches, 29(1): 23-29
Sreedevi, K., Speer, J., Fabrizi, S. and Ahrens, D. 2018. New species and records of Sericini scarab beetles from the Indian subcontinent (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Zookeys, 772: 97-128.
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.
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, published online 15 June 2017
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.
Shashank, P. R. Chandrasekhar, K., Naresh M. Meshram, and Sreedevi, K.b 2015. Occurrence of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechidae) an invasive pest from India. Indian Journal of Entomology, 77(4):323-329.
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., 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(4): 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.
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.
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.
Sreedevi, K. and Sakshi Tyagi. 2013. Taxonomic studies on flower chafer beetle, Chiloloba acuta (Wiedemann) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae). Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 19(2): 266-270.
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.
Devaki, K., Muralikrishna, T., Sreedevi, K. and Ramakrishna Rao, A. 2012. Incidence and biology of leaf roller, Psorosticha zizyphi (Stainton) (Lepidoptera : Oecophoridae) on curry leaf, Murraya koenigii L. (Sprengel), Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 18(2): 154-157.