• Dr. Sunil Joshi, Principal Scientist, NBAIR, Bangalore
  • Dr. J. Poorani, Principal Scientist, NRCB, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu
  • Malathi Chitrala, SRF, NBAIR, Bangalore
Most of the content of this site has been derived from the doctoral thesis of Dr. Sunil Joshi, Principal Scientist, National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (NBAIR), Bangalore, who carried out extensive and intensive studies on the aphid fauna of Karnataka and the natural enemies of aphids, particularly parasitoids, under the guidance of Dr. C.A. Viraktamath, Emeritus Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.

The site was constructed under the Network Project on Insect Biosystematics, funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. We are grateful for the help and encouragement from Dr.V.V. Ramamurthy, Ex. National Coordinator of the Network Project.

The slides of the aphids studied, including those used in the preparation of the illustrations given with the descriptions, are in the reference collections at NBAIR.


Please use the citation below for use of information from this site with the exact date of access* in parentheses:

Sunil Joshi and Poorani, J. Aphids of Karnataka. URL: (accessed* on 3rd March 2014).

Contact address

National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (formerly PDBC)
P.B. No. 2491, H.A.Farm Post,
Bellary Road, Bangalore 560 024,
Karnataka, India.

E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: +91-080-23511982 / 98; Fax: +91-080-23411961