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Handbook on Hemipteran Pests in India

L.K. Ghosh (Author)

This Handbook on Hemipteran pests in India is the first attempt to furnish a comprehensive document on pest species of Hemiptera (Insecta) dealing with taxonomy as well as other applied aspects with a view to have all information under one cover. Apart from providing a full taxonomic treatment of all the pest species known from India together with keys for their identification, it also includes in-depth information known, on various other aspects such as bionomics, ecology, damage symptoms, natural enemies-complex, possible control measures etc. of the pest species in the country. General discussion has also been made pertaining to morphology, economic importance, host plant association, distributional pattern, family characters of each group, affinity with related groups etc. This book deals with details of 161 species belonging to 113 genera under 24 families of the order Hemiptera. An exhaustive bibliography has been provided so as to make a detailed study of a particular chosen aspect of the group. The work has been suitably illustrated. Efforts have been made to provide an up to date information of the pests as far as possible. As this is the only book exclusively on pests of Hemiptera of the subcontinent it is believed that it would be an indispensable source of reference book for a large section of research workers and students in India and neighbouring countries.

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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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Bibliographic information

Title Handbook on Hemipteran Pests in India
Author L.K. Ghosh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.04.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788181711892
length xxii+453p., 427 B/w & 43 Colour Figures; Tables; References; Index; 25cm.