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    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

    Platygastroidea is the third largest superfamily in Hymenoptera. It is represented by species in almost all parts of the world except the polar regions. Phylogenetic analysis conducted by Murphy et al 2007 and Sharkey et al (2007) resulted in the have merger of the families Scelionidae and...read more

    Bengaluru, India
    • Plant Production and Protection

    E-resource on mass production protocols for agriculturally important insects contains mass production protocols developed in India for important host insects, parasitoids and predators based on information generated through a thorough literature survey. This database is developed by use of...read more

    Bengaluru, India
    • Plant Production and Protection

    Entomopathogens as biological control agents are receiving a great deal of attention for the following reasons: they provide environmentally safe insect control; they can be engineered genetically, thereby changing their pathogenicity and persistence (Bonning and Hammock,1996.);(30) some of the...read more

    Bengaluru, India
    • Plant Production and Protection