Bilal Saeed Khan

Bilal Saeed Khan
University of Agriculture Faisalabad · Department of Agricultural Entomology

Doctor of Philosophy
Dr. Bilal Saeed Khan (PhD, FRES, FLS) Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, FSD.

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Introduction
Conducting research in Acarology and Integrated Pest Management of different crops. Serving as an international reviewer of research proposals and papers. Fellow of Royal Entomological Society, (RES, UK) and The Linnean Society of London, UK.
Additional affiliations
July 2003 - January 2021
University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Dr. Bilal Saeed Khan (PhD,FRES, FLS)  Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (38000),Punjab, Pakistan. Cell: 00923216646852
Education
September 1996 - June 2009
University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Field of study
  • Entomology/ Acarology

Publications

Publications (51)
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Keys to all levels of the subfamily Deltocephalinae (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) of Pakistan are provided based on published records and original data from recent research. Checklists to the genera and species of Deltocephalinae are also given. A total of 49 genera with more than 100 species are now known from Pakistan. Two new synonyms are proposed,...
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Background Selection of suitable predators for the control of the spider mite, Panonychus citri is always a challenge due to the lack of their reliable predicted efficacy. In this laboratory study, biological control potential of Neoseiulus californicus , N. cucumeris and Scapulaseius newsami, against P. citri using the “Relative Control Potential”...
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Background Panonychus citri (McGregor) (Acari: Tetranychidae) population outbreaks after the citrus plantation’s chemical application is a common observation. Dispersal behavior is an essential tool to understand the secondary outbreak of P. citri population. Therefore, in the current study, the dispersal activity of P. citri was observed on the le...
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The sucking pests, especially whitefly, have damaged various fields and fruit crops across the globe. The study of life-history is of prime importance to monitor the dynamics for preference of a species to its host. This study tested the prevalence and preference of a whitefly species, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) B biotype (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) o...
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The experiment was conducted at Faisalabad in the trail region of UAF during 2018 to understand the response of sucking insect pest fauna against the transgenic and non-transgenic cotton varieties. To figure out the response of these pest with the meteorological factors against whitefly, thrips and jassid. For this experiment, RCBD Design was used....
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Mesostigmata is diverse, free living and generally predacious group of soil mites that plays a vital role in soil ecosystem. Study was conducted on mesostigmatid soil mites form citrus orchards of four districts of Punjab. Soil samples were collected monthly under the canopy of citrus trees throughout the study year. More than three thousand mesost...
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A New Species of the Genus Pseudostigmaeus Wood (Acari: Prostigmata: Stigmaeidae) from Pakistan Abstract | Mites of the family Stigmaeidae are well known as predators against phytophagous mites, lepidopterous eggs and bodies of small soft insects. A random survey was conducted to explore the predatory mite fauna from Punjab, Pakistan. The holotype...
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The effect of intercropping on the diversity of mesostigmatid soil mites was investigated in three types of citrus orchards of four selected districts in replicated field experiment. Maximum Shannon diversity (H´=2.11) was recorded from citrus + barseem intercropped orchards while minimum (H´=2.03) from citrus orchards without intercropping. Maximu...
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Mites are tiny arthropod, biologically most varied and universally adopted in all types of habitats. Mites of family Stigmaeidae are well-known predators of phytophagous mites, lepidopteran eggs, and small soft-bodied insects. An arbitrary study was planned to discover mite fauna of the family Stigmaeidae from Punjab province (Pakistan). The said s...
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Trichouropoda pseudoovalis spp. nov. (Mesostigmata: Uropodina: Trematuridae) is described and illustrated based on adult male and female, collected from poultry manure from Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan. The new species differs from the other species based on dorsal and ventral setae patterns, peritreme shape, size and gnathosomal characters. A...
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Trichouropoda pseudoovalis spp. nov. (Mesostigmata: Uropodina: Trematuridae) is described and illustrated based on adult male and female, collected from poultry manure from Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan. The new species differs from the other species based on dorsal and ventral setae patterns, peritreme shape, size and gnathosomal characters. A...
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The predatory efficacy of phytoseiid mites, Neoseiulus barkeri was evaluated against onion thrips in controlled conditions. Different larval instars and adult thrips were provided as prey in different combinations (choice) or separately (no-choice). In choice test, no significant difference was observed in total thrips consumption per day. But in b...
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Mesostigmata are known to be the most diverse group of predatory mites within soil ecosystems, involved in maintaining the soil health. Biodiversity of Mesostigmata can be used to access the soil health within a geographical region. Family richness, diversity, abundance and evenness of soil inhabiting Mesostigmata mites in cultivated and undisturbe...
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Studies were conducted to evaluate the life history parameters and predatory potential of a stigmaeid mite Agistemus buntex Chaudhri against Tetranychus urticae Dufour at three constant temperatures viz., 20, 25 and 30°C. At 25°C, egg, larvae, protonymph, deutonymph and egg to adult stages were completed in 7.36, 3.00 2.44, 2.34 and 15.14 days, res...
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Stigmaeidae (Acari), the largest family within Raphignathoidea and are well recognized predators against the phytophagous mites and other small soft bodied insects. A survey was conducted to explore the predatory mite fauna from Punjab-Pakistan and a species of the genus Agistemus was collected and described. The drawings and measurements of differ...
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Dendrolaelaps casualis Huhta & Karg, 2010 and Multidendrolaelaps putte Huhta & Karg, 2010 are recorded for the first time from Turkey. Both species were collected from household poultry manure in the Kızılırmak Delta, Samsun Province, Turkey, during a survey in 2013 and 2014. The morphological characters of these species are described with figures...
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Poultry manure is common microhabitat of mites, especially for macrochelid mites. Macrocheles matrius was recorded as a new report for the Turkish mite fauna. The morphological characters of this species are presented with description, diagnosis and original figures from Turkish specimens. In addition a key of poultry manure-inhabiting adult (femal...
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The genus Paragigagnathus comprises nine valid species across the world. Due to an inadequate original description, Paragigagnathus amantis (Chaudhri et al. 1979) from Pakistan was previously considered an uncertain inclusion within this genus. Here, this species is redescribed in detail and its placement within Paragigagnathus is confirmed. A tabl...
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Euseius is the only genus reported in the tribe Euseiini of the subfamily Amblyseiinae from Pakistan. A new species, Euseius pakistanensis n.sp., is described from Pakistan, where it was collected from Cyndon dactylon (L.). This paper also re-describes Euseius septicus Chaudhri et al., 1979 with its improved characters, because original description...
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A new predatory mite species of the genus Agistemus (Agistemus saeedii) Stigmaeidae:Acari from Punjab, Pakistan Bilal Saeed Khan, Muhammad Afzal* and Muhammad Hamid Bashir Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Sargodha* Abstract: In recent decades, mites of family...
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Present study was designed to study the population dynamics of dusky cotton bug (Oxycarenus laetus KIRBY) on selected genotypes (BT-121 and CIM-496) in relation to abiotic factors. Maximum population of dusky cotton bug was observed per boll (after opening of bolls) and whole plant during end of November on BT-121 and CIM-496cotton respectively at...
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In the existing environment of this fast growing world, food scarcity is becoming major concern to be addressed due to considerable losses of food commodities not only during growth span but also post - harvest stage of any commodity is susceptible to number of losses. Mite pests are one of major concerning factors, which boost up such losses inclu...
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Bemisia tabaci is serious insect and constantly destabilizing the cotton production. The research was conducted to evaluate cotton cultivars (transgenic and non transgenic) for resistance against whitefly and further correlated with weather factors such as temperature, relative humidity and rainfall, during the cropping seasons 2010 and 2011. Howev...
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Survey of different climatic regions of Punjab was carried out for collection of stigmaeid mites. Fifteen (15) new species belonging to 5 genera have been described in this manuscript; 6 new species of genus Agistemus, 4 of genus Apostigmaeus, 3 of genus Pseudostigmaeus, 1 of genus Cheylostigmaeus, 1 of genus Eustigmaeus have been described. Along...
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Mites are microscopic organisms which comprise a large group of Arthropoda belonging to the subclass Acari of class Arachnida. Acarid mites are more important including genus Caloglyphus Berlese. The genus Caloglyphus is found commonly in different areas of Punjab, Pakistan. A comprehensive survey of stored commodities resulted in two new species e...
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Citrus is the major fruit crop in Pakistan which has now become number one export commodity after mango. A number of insect pests damage this fruit crop, Citrus leaf miner, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), is the most important insect pest due to its involvement in citrus canker. Present studies were carried out to eva...
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The study was carried out in the experimental area of Entomological Research Institute, Faisalabad during 2010. Four wheat varieties viz., Inqlab-91, Sehar-06, Lasani-08 and Faisalabad-08 were sown in two sets (treated and untreated) following RCBD replicated thrice. Imidacloprid 200 SL (Confidor @ 617 ml/ha) was applied twice in treated set of exp...
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Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) is an economically important pest of stored grain commodities over the world. A laboratory study was conducted to determine the ovicidal and reproduction inhibitory effects of an acylurea insect growth regulator, flufenoxuron, against two field strains of T. castaneum. At concentrations of 0.006, 0.003, and 0.0015 ppm,...
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Mites belonging to the Family Stigmaeidae are well known bio-control agents for the phytophagous mites and small soft bodied insects. A survey was conducted to explore the predatory mite fauna of Punjab (Pakistan). A new record of genus Agistemus was collected from Rawalpindi on pear plant Pyrus communis and has been described in this paper. Specim...
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Mites belonging to the Family Stigmaeidae are well known bio-control agents for the phytophagous mites and small soft bodied insects. A survey was conducted to explore the predatory mite fauna of Punjab (Pakistan). A new record of genus Agistemus was collected from Rawalpindi on pear plant Pyrus communis and has been described in this paper. Specim...
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Twenty available genotypes of maize were screened for resistance to Chilo partellus in the field. The genotype Sahiwal 2002 was found to be most susceptible while DK-6525 was most resistant. Maximum infestation was observed at the end of April while the minimum in the last week of March. Significant variations were observed in all the plant charact...
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Leptus pakistanensis, new species has been described and illustrated in detail from larvae parasitizing on Aphis spp. (Aphididae: Homoptera) from district Okara, Punjab, Pakistan. This is the first record of this genus from Pakistan.
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Four new species of the genus Armascirus, namely A. akhtari n. sp., A. jasmina n. sp., A. sabrii n. sp. and A. gojraen- sis n. sp. are described and illustrated from Pakistan. Distribution records of four already known species (A. satianaensis Bashir & Afzal, A. asghari Bashir & Afzal, A. mactator Muhammad & Chaudhri and A. pluri Muhammad & Chaudhr...
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Vegetables, being a major source of micronutrients, form the largest group of plants consumed by man. Summer vegetables are the most liked seasonal vegetables in Pakistan. The cultivation of vegetables on 224.6 thousand ha yielded 2880.3 thousand tones, which is considered low. The attack of insect and mite pests is the most important factor, among...
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A new species of the subgenus Phytoseius (Phytoseius) Ribaga is described and illustrated. The holotype of the new species, Phytoseius (Phytoseius) gleba was collected from Mochiwala (10 km Jhang) from Shisham (Delbergia sisso), other paratypes were collected from Chichawatni from Guava (Psidium guajava), Faisalabad from Sufaida (Eucalyptus camel)...
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Adult females of two new Cunaxid mites, Coleoscirus raviensis n.sp. and Coleoscirus tobaensis n.sp. were collected during the taxonomic exploration of the mite fauna of the family Cunaxidae from Punjab-Pakistan. The new species were compared with 9 already describes species of the same genus from Pakistan. A Comprehensive key of all the known speci...
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A new species of subgenus Phytoseius (Phytoseius) Ribaga (Acari: Phytoseiidae) has been reported for the first time from Pakistan. Phytoseius (Phytoseius) glyptos n.sp was collected from grapes from Ziarat. The type was deposited in the
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A new species of subgenus Phytoseius (Phytoseius) Ribaga (Acari: Phytoseiidae) has been reported for the first time from Pakistan. Phytoseius (Phytoseius) glyptos n.sp was collected from grapes from Ziarat. The type was deposited in the Acarology Research Laboratory, Department of Agri. Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
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As a result of survey conducted to explore predatory mite fauna of Punjab, Pakistan, a new species, Agistemus rafiqi was collected from district Chakwal (Punjab) and has been described in detail in this research paper.
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The study was conducted at Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB), Faisalabad. There were eight cotton varieties namely, N-K, K-I, K-2, FH-109, MNH-554, N-86, N-98 and CIM-482. The study was conducted to see the effect of abiotic factors against the infestation fluctuation of American bollworm on different nectarid and nectariless cot...
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Adult female of one new Cunaxid mite, Coleoscirus trudus n.sp. is described and illustrated. The type was collected from Lahore from leaf debris. Other female paratypes were collected from Muzzafarghar, Toba Take Singh, Kasoor, Faisalabad and Dera Ghazi Khan Districts of Punjab province. All deposited in the Acarology Research Laboratory, Deptt. of...
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Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB), Faisalabad, Pakistan. The study was conducted at Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB) Faisalabad. There were eight cotton varieties namely NIAB Karishma, Karishma-1, Karishma-2, FH-901, MNH-554, N-86, N-98 and CIM-482. The experiment was conducted to study the effect of abiotic f...
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A survey was carried out in pomegranate orchards of district Layyah, Punjab, Pakistan to explore mite fauna of that reigon. As a result of survey, a new species i.e., Hemicheyletia tanosis was recorded and described in detail here.
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Mites of family Stigmaeidae are potential predators of various species of phytophagous mites throughout the world .The present studies were conducted in Acarology research laboratory, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The aim of this work was to study the effect of different prey species on the biology of stigmaeid mite, Agistemus buntex . The...

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