Main research interest
Biogeography, biosystematics, phylogeny and ecology of June beetles belonging to Melolonthinae and Rutelinae of Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera).
Main ongoing projects:
- Biosystematics of larval and adult stages of phytophagous Scarabaeidae of India.
- Biogeography, systematics and molecular characterization of white grub fauna (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South India.
Biogeography and phylogeny of Indian Sericini chafers (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) (with Dr. Dirk Ahrens, ZFMK, Bonn, Germany)
Larval taxonomic characterization of predominant white grub species belonging to Melolonthinae and Rutelinae (Scarabaeidae) of India (in cooperation with Petr Šípek, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic and Dr. Dirk Ahrens, ZFMK, Bonn, Germany)
Dr. Kolla Sreedevi (Senior Scientist)
Division of Germplasm Collection and Characterization
ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources
H. A. Farm Post, Bellary Road, Hebbal
Bengaluru – 560 024, Karnataka, INDIA
Publications dealing with Coleoptera
Sreedevi, K., Sakshi, T. and Veena Sharma. 2017. Species diversity of white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in the sub-Himalayan and northern plains of India. Current Science, 103(2):1-8.
Sreedevi, K., Pratibha Menon and Sunil Rathod. 2017. Report of mite, Sancassania karnatakaensis (Krishna Rao & Ranganath, 1982) as a potential bioagent of white grub species, Lepidiota mansueta Burmeister with taxonomic notes. Journal of Biological Control, 31(3): 119-122.
Sharad Mohan, Akanksha Upadhyay, Arohi Srivastava and Sreedevi, K. 2017. Implantation of Heterorhabditis indica-infected Galleria cadavers in soil for biocontrol of white grub infestation in sugarcane fields of western Uttar Pradesh. Current Science, 112(10): 2016-2020.
Sandeep Singh and Sreedevi. K. 2017. Record of root borer, Dorysthenes (Lophosternus) huegelii (Redtenbacher) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on kinnow mandarin in the Indian Punjab. Oriental Insects, published online 15 June 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00305316.2017.1340199
Vinod Kumar, P. and Sreedevi, K. 2017. New record of scarab species, Adoretus testaceus (Hope) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from Rajasthan, India. Current Biotica, 10(3): 208-213.
Sreedevi, K., Hemant V. Ghate, Manisha Sharma and Kulanthaivel, S. 2017. First record of Rosalia lameerei (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in India, Entomon, 42(1): 37-40.
Vinod Kumar, P. Sreedevi, K. and Sukhwinder Singh. 2017. Notes on major white grub species aassociated with groundnut crop ecosystem in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 5(5): 607-613.
Vinod Kumar, P., Sreedevi, K. and Sukhwinder Singh. 2017. Diagnostics of major white grub species associated with potato crop ecosystem in Himachal Pradesh, India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6(9):6545-6555.
Sreedevi, K., Manisha Sharma and Kulanthaivel, S. 2016. Occurrence of longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the coffee ecosystem of Kodagu region, Karnataka, India. Current Biotica, 9(4): 388-391.
Sreedevi, K. and Sakshi Tyagi. 2016. Notes on male genitalia and endophallus of five predominant species of Holotrichia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). Current Biotica, 9(4): 328-339.
Sreedevi, K., Sakshi, T. and Ramamurthy, V. V. 2015. Egg morphology of twelve species of Melolonthinae and Rutelinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 69(3):426-434.
Sreedevi, K. and Tyagi, S. 2015. Species diversity of white grubs associated with sugarcane ecosystem of western Uttar Pradesh – A case study. Current Biotica, 8(4):404-410.
Badal Bhattacharya, Sharma, A. K., Gawande, S. P. and Sreedevi, K. 2014. Occurrence of Lepidiota sp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in western Assam. Current Biotica, 8(2): 195-196.
Sreedevi, K. and Abraham Verghese. 2014. Field level larval identification of Cerambycid and Buprestid borers. Insect Environment, 20(1): 3-5.
Sreedevi, K., Chandel, R. S., Pathania, M. and Stanley, J. 2014. Species distribution and larval diagnostic characters of white grub species, Holotrichia longipennis (Blanchard), H. sikkimensis (Brenske) and H. rosettae Frey. Current Biotica, 8(2): 151 – 156.
Sreedevi, K. and Sakshi T. 2014. Diagnostics in larvae of white grubs (Scarabaeidae: Coleoptera) – Important characters. Indian Journal of Entomology, 76(4): 169-172.
Sreedevi, K., Sakshi Tyagi and Veena Sharma. 2014. Species abundance of white grubs associated with sugarcane in Uttar Pradesh. Indian Journal of Entomology, 76(3): 241-244.
Sreedevi, K., Sakshi Tyagi and Rita Devi, S. 2014. Elemental analysis of egg chorion of white grubs belonging to Melolonthinae and Rutelinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Current Biotica, 8(1): 42- 48.
Sreedevi, K. and Sakshi Tyagi. 2013. Taxonomic studies on flower chafer beetle, Chiloloba acuta (Wiedemann) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae). Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 19(2): 266-270.