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    The ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (NBAIR), a Designated National Repository by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, has a mandate to collect, characterize and document the diversity of agriculturally important insects like pests of crops, their natural enemies,...read more

    Bengaluru, India
    • Plant Production and Protection

    Aphids (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae) are one of the most economically important groups of insects as agricultural pests and vectors of plant diseases. This website provides an account of 76 species of common aphids of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. This site has been developed...read more

    Bengaluru, India
    • Plant Production and Protection

    This website provides information on some species of parasitoids, predators, and weed insects, including those commonly recommended for use in augmentative biocontrol of crop pests in India. For all the species included, fact sheets in a standard format have been provided. The fact sheets...read more

    Bengaluru, India
    • Plant Production and Protection

    Aphelinidae is an economically important family of Chalcidoidea and includes some of the most successful and widely used parasitoids in applied biological control such as Aphytis, Encarsia and Aphelinus. The family includes mainly parasitoids of scales, whiteflies, aphids, etc. Some are egg...read more

    Bengaluru, India
    • Plant Production and Protection

    The present scientific name for the chalcidoid wasps is derived from Chalcis Fabricius and the group name was first formally established by Latreille (1817). Walker (1834) was the first to call it family Chalcididae in the present sense (Bou_ek, 1988). The family currently includes 87 genera and...read more

    Bengaluru, India
    • Plant Production and Protection

    This is an interactive identification aid for identifying the Indian genera of Diapriinae, the major subfamily of Diapriidae. At present, 15 genera are included with a pictorial Lucid Phoenix key and illustrated factsheets providing details on their diagnosis, distribution and species known from...read more

    Bengaluru, India
    • Plant Production and Protection

    Fairyflies (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Mymaridae) are economically important as egg parasitoids, mainly of Hemiptera and also other insects. This site features an interactive key and fact sheets to the known Indian genera of Mymaridae. The LucID Phoenix interactive key is dichotomous and...read more

    Bengaluru, India
    • Plant Production and Protection

    The family Pteromalidae is interestingly speciose with diverse forms. 'Pteromalini' is the second earliest available group name in Chalcidoidea, proposed by Dalman in 1820 (Boucek, 1988). Recent Indian check list includes 213 species under 93 genera (Sureshan, 2012) updated to 333...read more

    Bengaluru, India
    • Plant Production and Protection

    This site attempts to document the introductions of insect parasitoids, predators, and pathogens for biological control in India, primarily for classical biological control of introduced pests. Information is provided mainly on arthropods (insects and mites for biological control of insect pests...read more

    Bengaluru, India
    • Plant Production and Protection

    The ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (NBAIR), Bangalore, is one of the Designated National Repositories (DNR) for agriculturally important insects, mites and spiders by the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) as per F. No. 26-15/2007-CSC dated 12th September, 2012....read more

    Bengaluru, India
    • Plant Production and Protection