Selected Publications


  1. Rani, A. T., Shashank, P. R., Meshram, N. M., Sagar, D., Srivastava, C., Pandey, K. K., & Singh, J. (2020). Morphological characterization of Antennal Sensilla of Earias vittella (Fabricius)(Lepidoptera: Nolidae). Micron, 102957.

  2. Sunil., Meshram, N. M., Hashmi, T. R., & Shashank, P. R. (2020). A new genus Vittaliana belonging to the tribe Opsiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from India and its molecular phylogeny. PeerJ8, e9515.

  3. Twinkle, T., Shashank, P. R., & Chattopadhyay, P. C. (2020). DNA barcoding and Taxonomic account on some selected species of subfamily Plusiinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from India. Zootaxa4845(4), zootaxa-4845.

  4. Ahmad, A., Kundu, A., & Dey, D. (2020). Wax glands ultrastructure and chemical composition of wax of giant mealybug Drosicha stebbingii (Green)(Hemiptera: Monophlebidae). Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology.

  5. Pramanik, A., & Dey, D. (2019). Two new fig wasp species of genus Sycoscapter Saunders, 1883 (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae) with a key to species of the genus from India. Taiwania64(2).

  6. Shashank, P.R., Twinkle, S., Chandrashekar, K., Meshram, N.M., Suroshe, S. S., and Bajracharya, A.S.R. 2018. Genetic homogeneity in South American tomato pinworm, Tuta absoluta: a new invasive pest to oriental region. 3 Biotech, 8(8), 350.

  7. Pramanik, Achintya and Dey, D. A new species of Walkerella Westwood (Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae: Otitesellinae) from India . Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology.20:207–213.                                         

  8. Pramanik, A. and Dey, D. 2014. Redescription of the fig wasp genus Sycophilodes Joseph (Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae: Epichrysomallinae) with description of a new species from India. 3838(3): 310-322.                                                                

  9. Pramanik, A. andDey, D. An annotated checklist of the fig wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of India. Oriental Insects. 50:2, 84-94.(with supplementary material of 38 pages).                                                                                                             

  10. Halder, J., Rai, A.B. and Dey, D. Association of endoparasitoid  Pristomerus euzopherae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonid)  with stem borer, Euzophera perticella (Lepidoptera:Pyralidae), a serious pest of grafted and ratoon brinjal. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 87 (6): 801–3.                                                                

  11. Halder, J., Rai, A.B., Dey, D. and Singh, B. 2016. First Record of Microplitis tuberculifer (Wesmael 1837) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of Spodoptera litura from India. National Academy Science Letters. 39(6):417–419.  

  12. Dey, D. and Coumar, A. 2008. Report of a third Camponotus  with metapleural gland from the world and first from India (Hymenoptera: Formicidae : Formicinae: Camponotini). Acta Sinica Entomologia. 51(2): 234-236.                           

  13. Dey, D. and Akhtar, Mir Samim . 2009. Spatial distribution and population fluctuation of Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbach) on mustard. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 78(8):719-722.                                                                                                 

  14. Dey, D. and Akhtar, M. S. 2009. Diversity of natural enemies of aphids belonging to Aphidiinae (Hymenoptera : Braconidae) in India. Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology.10(4):281-296.  

  15. Devi, S.R. and Dey, D. First record of genusEucryptorrhynchus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchinae) from India along with description of a new species. Oriental Insects.  51(1): 70-78.                                                                       

  16. Coumar, A. and Dey, D. 2008. Description of a new species of Cerceris Latreille along with a new record from India  (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Philanthinae: Cercerini). of Bombay Natural History. 104(3): 339-342. (Published in 2011)                 

  17. Ahmad A., Parveen S., Brożek J. and Dey D. Antennal sensilla of phytophagous and predatory pentatomids (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae): a comparative study of four genera. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 261: 48-55.

  18. Park, K.T., and Shashank, P.R. A catalogue of Indian species of the genus Frisilia Walker (Lepidoptera: Lecithoceridae), with descriptions of two new species from India and South East Asia, Oriental Insects, DOI: 10.1080/00305316.2018.1458662

  19. Shashank, P.R. and Benedek, B. 2018. A new range record of noctuid moth Owadaglaea elongata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Xyleninae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(6), 11812-11814.

  20. Shashank, P.R, Kammar, V., Mally, R., and Chakravarthy, A. 2018. A new Indian species of shoot and capsule borer of the genus Conogethes (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), feeding on cardamom. Zootaxa, 4374(2), 215-234.

  21. Meshram, N.M., Rai, S., and Tahseen, H.R. 2018. First record of the leafhopper genus Xenovarta Viraktamath (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae) from India with description of a new species. Zootaxa, 4532 (3): 444–446.

  22. Rajgopal, N.N., Meshram, N.M. 2018. Second species of unusual leafhopper genus Univagris (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from India. 4514 (3): 425–430.

  23. Meshram, N.M., Rai, S., Rajgopal, N.N. and Ramya, N., 2018. Two new species of tribe Agalliini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Megophthalminae) with note on intraspecific variations. Zootaxa, 4378(3): 442-450.

  24. Rajgopal, N.N., Meshram, N.M., Rai, S., and Shashank, P.R., 2018. DNA barcoding and description of new species of Paradorydium Kirkaldy (Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Eupelicini) from India. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 21 (2018) 1059–1063.

  25. Meshram, N.M., Shashank, P.R., & Sinha, T. 2017. A new genus of leafhopper subtribe Paraboloponina (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) with molecular phylogeny of related genera. PloS one12(5), e0177644.

  26. Ramakrishnaiah, J.M.B., Damodaram, K.J.P., Rai, Shashank, P.R, S.P., Subramaniam, S., Thimmappa, R., and Thimmappa, N. 2017. Occurrence of Conopomorpha sinensis Bradley, 1986 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) on litchi (Litchi chinensis) in India. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 93(4), 199-203.

  27. Favret, C., Meshram, N.M., Miller, G.L., Nafría, J.M.N. and Stekolshchikov, A.V., 2017. The Mealy Plum Aphid and Its Congeners: A Synonymic Revision of the Prunus-Infesting Aphid Genus Hyalopterus (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 119(4):565-574.

  28. Meshram, N. M. & Stuti R. 2017. A new species of genus Nirvana (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Evacanthinae) with note on female genitalia from India. Zootaxa, 4303 (2): 264-272.

  29. Meshram, N. M. 2017. Review of the genus Sophonia (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) with three new species from India. Zootaxa 4243 (3): 577–588.

  30. Viraktamath, C.A. and Meshram, N. M. A review of the coelidiine leafhopper genus Mahellus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae) with description of two new species from the Oriental region. Zootaxa. 4258 (3): 271-280.

  31. Srinivasa, N., Meshram, N. M and Shashank, P.R., 2017. Diagnostic studies of mango leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 5(5): 1626-1636 5(5): 642-648.

  32. Srinivasa, N., Ramya, N. and Meshram, N.M. 2017. Taxonomic Studies of Leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) Fauna Associated with Mango from India. International Journal Current Microbiology & Applied Sciences 6(10): 2108-2124.

  33. Ramya, N., Srinivasa, N. and Meshram, N.M. 2017. Note on genus Maiestas (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) with diagnosis of important species. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 5(5): 1626-1636.

  34. Shashank, P.R. Report on the genus Herdonia Walker (Lepidoptera: Thyrididae) in Karnataka Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 8(2), 8531-8532.

  35. Meshram, N.M. and Chaubey, R., 2016. Two new species of the genus Hishimonus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) with a new record from India. Zootaxa4103(3): 259-266.

  36. Meshram, N.M., Shashank, P.R. and Srinivasa, N., 2016. New records of the genus Parabolopona Matsumara (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae), with description of a new species from India. Zootaxa, 4114(2): 182-188. (NAAS ID: Z014, NAAS Score: 6.97)

  37. Shashank, P.R., Suroshe, S. S., Singh, P. K., Chandrashekar, K., Nebapure, S. M., & Meshram, N. M. 2016. Report of invasive tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) from northern India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 86(12), 1635-1636.

  38. Bajracharya, A. S. R., Mainali, R. P., Bhat, B., Bista, S. Shashank. P.R. & Meshram, N.M.. 2016. The first record of South American tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick 1917) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Nepal. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 4(4): 1359-1363.

  39. Chaubey, R., Andrew, R.J., Naveen, N.C., Meshram, N.M. and Ramamurthy, V.V. 2015. Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) species complex from Cotton and Leucaena: A Comparative Study of Morphometrics. Entomological News125(3): 163-173.

  40. R. Shashank., Chandrashekar, K., Meshram, N. M., & Sreedevi, K. 2015. Occurrence of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) An invasive pest from India. Indian Journal of Entomology, 77(4): 323-329.

  41. Shashank, P.R., Ojha., T. Venkatesan., S.K. Jalali and K.R.M. Bhanu. 2015. Molecular characterization of brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) based on mitochondrial marker cytochrome oxidase I and their phylogenetic relationship. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 52, 51-55.

  42. Shashank, P.R., Saravanan., P. Kalidas., T. Phanikumar., V.V. Ramamurthy., and N.S.C. Bose. 2015. New species of the genus Acria Stephens, 1834 (Lepidoptera: Depressariidae: Acriinae) from India. Zootaxa, 3957 (2), 226–230.

  43. Shashank, P.R., Thomas, A., and Ramamurthy, V.V. DNA barcoding and phylogenetic relationships of Spodoptera litura and S. exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Florida Entomologist, 98(1), 223-228.

  44. Meshram, N. M., S. Chandra Bose R. and Ramamurthy, V. V. 2015. Review of the leafhopper genus Phlogotettix Ribaut (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with description of a new species from India. Florida Entomologist, 98(1): 229-236.

  45. Meshram, N.M., Bose, N.R. and Parveen, S., 2015. Two new species of the genus Igerna (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Megophthalminae) from India. Zootaxa3946:.241-250.

  46. Meshram, N. M. and Ramamurthy, V. V. A new species of Cofana associated with grasses from India (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 54(1): 57-64.

  47. Shashank, P.R. and V.V. Ramamurthy., Redescription of Odontodes aleuca Guenée (Lepidoptera: Euteliidae: Stictopterinae) including intraspecific variation in wing pattern. Entomological News, 124(2), 131-138.

  48. Shashank, P.R., K. Chakravarthy, Raju B. R. and Bhanu K. R. M., 2014. DNA Barcoding of host-associated population of Conogethes punctiferalis (Guénee) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) reveals occurrence of cryptic species. Applied Entomology and Zoology. 49(2), 283-295.

  49. Shashank, P.R, A. K. Chakravarthy, Chandrashekaraiah and Bhanu K.R.M., Behavioural studies on Shoot and Fruit Borer, Conogethes punctiferalis Guenee (Crambidae: Lepidoptera) host-associated populations reveal occurrence of cryptic species. Entomologia Generalis, 35(2):103-115.

  50. Meshram, N. M. 2014. Three new species of the genusScaphoideus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) with notes on the female of Scaphoideus varna from India. Zootaxa,  3754 (2): 185–194.

  51. R. Shashank and Meshram, N. M. 2014. Impact factor-driven taxonomy: deterrent to Indian taxonomists?. Current Science, 106(1): 10.

  52. Meshram, N. M. and Ramamurthy, V. V. 2013. Description of a new evacanthine leafhopper speciesSophonia chandrai  nov., with new record of Chudania axona (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from India. Zootaxa, 3717 (2): 224–230.

  53. Meshram, N. M. and Ramamurthy, V.V. 2012. A new species of genus Goniagnathus (Tropicognathus) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: deltocephalinae) from India. Florida Entomologist, 95 (2): 247- 252.

  54. Meshram, N. M. and Ramamurthy, V.V. 2012.Description of new species of the genus Krisna (Hemipetra: Cicadellidae: Iassinae) from India. Florida Entomologist 95 (2): 374-380.

  55. Meshram, N.M. and Ramamurthy, V.V. 2012. A new deltocephaline species of genus Scaphoideus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Athysanini) with redescription of Scaphoideus harlani from India. Oriental Insects 46(2): 153-162.

  56. Muthukrishnan, T.S., G. Rajendran, Ramamurthy, V.V., and J. Chandrasekaran. 1977. Pathogenicity and control of Hirschmaniella oryzae. Indian Journal of Nematology 7: 8-16.

  57. Ghai, S., V.V. Ramamurthy and S.L. Gupta. 1979. Lepidopterous insects associated with rice crop in India. Indian Journal of Entomology 41: 65-90.

  58. Ramamurthy, V.V., and S. Ghai. 1988. A study on the genus Myllocerus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Oriental Insects, USA 22: 377-500.

  59. Ramamurthy, V.V., and S. Ghai. 1989. Studies on Derelomorphus with a description of new species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Oriental Insects, USA 23: 143-151.

  60. Supare, N.R., S. Ghai and V.V. Ramamurthy. 1990. A revision of Tanymecus from India and adjacent countries. Oriental insects, USA 24: 1-126.

  61. Ramamurthy, V.V., Britto, P.N. and R.K. Anand. 1992. Further taxonomic studies on Myllocerus with synonymy of Hyperstylus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Oriental Insects, USA 26: 119-152.

  62. Poorani, J., and V.V. Ramamurthy. 1997. Weevils of the genus Lepropus Schoenherr from the Oriental region (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Oriental Insects, USA 31: 1-82.

  63. Ramamurthy, V.V., and M.L. Cox. 1997. Unocryptorhynchus, a new cryptorhynchine weevil genus infesting ginger from India. (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Reichenbachia Museum Tierkunde Dresden, Germany 32 (12): 67-78.

  64. Ramamurthy, V.V. 2007. Faunistic, ecological, biogeographical and phylogenetic aspects of Coleoptera as gall inducers and associates in plant galls in the Orient and eastern Palearctic. Oriental Insects, USA. 41: 93-119.

  65. Shanas, S. and Ramamurthy, V.V. 2009. A Study on the oriental weevil genus Episomus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Oriental Insects, USA 43: 77-154.

  66. Sivaramakrishnan, K.G., K.A. Subramanian and V.V. Ramamurthy. 2009. Annotated checklist of Ephemeroptera of the Indian subregion. Oriental Insects, USA 43: 315-339.

  67. Ramamurthy, V.V. and Ayri, S. 2010. Revision of the genus Indomias Marshall (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae, Tanymecini) from India. Zootaxa 2357: 1-49.

  68. Akhtar, M.S., M.M. Kumawat and V.V. Ramamurthy. 2010. An annotated checklist of Xanthopimpla Saussure (Hymenoptera: Ichenumonidae). Oriental Insects, USA 44: 243-269.

  69. Andrew, J.P. and V.V. Ramamurthy. 2010. A checklist of weevils of the tribe Mecysolobini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae). Oriental Insects, USA 271-336.

  70. Parveen, S., V. V. Ramamurthy, K. Usmani and S. Khokhar. 2013. Revision of the genus Chrysocoris Hahn (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae) from India. Bioscan 8(1): 219-232 (Supplement on Taxonomy) (5.1)

  71. Mohammed Muzeruddin Baig, Anil Kumar Dubey and V.V. Ramamurthy. Biology and morphology of life stages of three species of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) from India. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 91(2):1-16.

  72. Shama Parveen, Jaipal Singh Choudhary, Asha Thomas and V.V. Ramamurthy. 2015. Biology, morphology and DNA barcodes of Tessaratoma javanica (Thunberg) (Hemiptera: Tessaratomidae). Zootaxa 3936 (2): 261-271.