The images used in this compendium were generated under the Network Project on Insect Biosystematics funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. The insect collections used for this are housed at ICAR-NBAIR, Bangalore.

Thanks are due to Dr. Chandish R. Ballal, Director ICAR-NBAIR & National Co-ordinator of the Network Project, and Dr. V.V. Ramamurthy, former National Co-ordinator of the Network Project for their support and encouragement.

This website was conceptualized, hosted and managed by Dr. J. Poorani from 2012 to May 2015. The vast majority of the images and identifications are by her. This is currently being managed by Dr. Ankita Gupta.

PI: Dr. J. Poorani, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBAIR (till 8th May 2015)
PI: Dr. Prashant Mohanraj, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBAIR (from 9th May 2015 onwards)
Co-PI: Dr. Ankita Gupta, Scientist(SS), ICAR-NBAIR

Contributors of specimens/images/identifications:

  • Dr. J. Poorani, ICAR-NRCB, Tiruchirapalli
  • Dr. Ankita Gupta, ICAR-NBAIR, Bangalore
  • Dr. C.A. Virakthamath, NPIB, UAS, Bangalore
  • Dr. Yeshwanth H.M., NPIB, UAS, Bangalore
  • Dr. Chandish R. Ballal, Director ICAR-NBAIR, Bangalore
  • NPIB, TNAU, Coimbatore
  • Dr. R. Swaminathan, MPUAT, Udaipur centre (NPIB)
  • Dr. Prakash Kumar, Deputy Director, Agriculture Office, Sirohi
  • Dr. Sandeep Singh, Assistant Entomologist, Punjab Agricultural University

The following staff of NBAIR are/were involved in collection & curation:

  • S.K. Rajeshwari
  • Umeshkumar I. Sanjeev
  • A. Ramesh kumar
  • Sandesh M. Gawas
  • V. Naveen (till July 2015)
  • L. Lakshmi (till May 2015)

Website designed by:

  • Malathi Chitrala, SRF, NPIB project, NBAIR, Bangalore

Some photos have been used with the consent of the owners, with due photo credits in the concerned pages.