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Fauna of India and the Adjacent Countries: Homoptera : Aphidoidea, Part VII (I): Subfamily Aphidinae, Tribe Aphidini

A.K. Ghosh (Author) L.K. Ghosh (Author)
Synopsis Aphids constitute the largest group of insect-vectors of plant viruses and have worldwide importance as the most important group of crop pests. The Fauna of India and the adjacent countries, in this group, forms about 16% of the world fauna. The "Fauna of India and the adjacent countries" on Aphidoidea has been published in six parts (part I –Chaitophorinae, II-Lachninae, III-Pemphiginae, IV –Poloemyzinae, Anoeciinae and Hormaphidinae, V –Dreoanosiptinae and VI-Greenideinae). This is the last part-7(1) -Tribe Aphidini of subfamily Aphidinae. In this part, a total of fiftyone species/subspecies in ten genera have been dealt. Besides taxonomic accounts of the species, information on host plant association, natural enemies of aphids, association with ants, distribution, biology/Lifecycle etc. are included in the present contribution, The work is expected to be of use to the aphidologists in the subcontinental region and also to the specialists engaged in studies of insect-pant co-evolution, phylogeny and distribution of phyphahous group of insects. The present volume forms the 7th part (1) (Aphidinae: Aphidini) of Aphidoidea. The Tribe Aphidini is one of the little known tribes of Aphidoidea, largely restricted to south and Southeast Asia. In this volume a total of ten genera and fifty one species and subspecies have been dealt with from this region. Information on biology for many of the species remains far from being complete and with a view to fill up this lacuna results of investigations from other regions have often been incorporated. The material for the present work was obtained from several sources, both institutional and personal collections, besides from the collections of Zoological Survey of India.
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About the author

L.K. Ghosh

Born in 1937 at West Bengal, India, Dr. Lakshmi Kanta Ghosh (Dr.) L.K. Ghosh) had his education at the University of Calcutta.  He started his research (1963) in Sericulture at the Central Sericultural Research Stn., Berhampore, W.B. and subsequently as Research Scholar (1965) at Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta where he actively carried out research for 30 years on hemipteran Insects w.s.r. TO Indian aphids.  He retired as Deputy Director from Z.S.I. in 1965 and later worked as Emeritus Scientist there for 3 1/2 years.  He has been awarded D. Sc. Degree for significant contribution on Indian aphids.  Though his primary interest lies on Aphids but he worked also on various other groups of hemipteran insects.  He has so far published nearly 150 research publications to his credit, including Monographic, Revisionary works on aphids and multiauthored contributions on Indian Hemiptera under State Fauna Series, edited by Director, Z.S.I.  His current interest includes Biodiversity of Indian Insects under Academy of Biodiversity Conservation (Regd.) where he is acting as founder president.  He acted as Vice-President of the Aphidological Society, India for the past 7 years.  A member of several scientific Societies, dr. Ghosh is also actively engaged in Post Graduate teaching (Entomology) and acting an external examiner of P.G. standard and panel examiner for Ph.D. degree in Indian universities.  He is recipient of congress of Zoology Gold Medal (2004), Zoological Society of India.

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Title Fauna of India and the Adjacent Countries: Homoptera : Aphidoidea, Part VII (I): Subfamily Aphidinae, Tribe Aphidini
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8181711114
length viii+244p., Tables; Figures; References; Plates; 25cm.