R K Balaji

R K Balaji
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University | TNAU · Department of Agricultural Entomology (Coimbatore)

PhD. (Ag.) Entomology

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Introduction
Balaji R K currently works at the Department of Agricultural Entomology (Coimbatore), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. Balaji does research in Agricultural Entomology and Insect Taxonomy.
Education
August 2017 - July 2020
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Field of study
  • Entomology
October 2015 - July 2017
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture and Research Institute, Karaikal, Puducherry, India
Field of study
  • Agricultural Entomology
July 2011 - May 2015
Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture
Field of study
  • Agriculture

Publications

Publications (17)
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Clearwing tussock moths were collected from different parts of Tamil Nadu, India. The occurrence of Perina nuda (F.) has been documented with morphological studies. Male moths bear no resemblance to females, with almost hyaline forewing and hind wings drab grey to pale purplish grey with a hyaline patch at the apical angle of the hind wing. Females...
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Clearwing tussock moths were collected from different parts of Tamil Nadu, India. The occurrence of Perina nuda (F.) has been documented with morphological studies. Male moths bear no resemblance to females, with almost hyaline forewing and hind wings drab grey to pale purplish grey with a hyaline patch at the apical angle of the hind wing. Females...
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In the wake of invasive species and climate change, sub-family Lymantriinae a neglected group was chosen to evaluate and consider as bio-indicator of the disturbed ecosystem with anthropogenic activities. In the present study, moth collections were carried out through a light trap in the plains at the foot hills of the Nilgiris and hilly regions of...
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Genus Psalis comprise four species viz., P. africana, P. kanshireiensis, P. pennatula and P. punctuligera which are almost identical (Kiriakoff, 1956). • Of these, Psalis pennatula is the only documented species as pest on rice in India (Nair, 1975). Methodology • Adult moths of Psalis sp. were collected from different rice growing regions of Tamil...
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A new species of carpenter moth Xyleutes ramamurthyi Yakovlev & Sankararaman, sp. nov. (Lepidoptera, Cossidae, Zeuzerinae) is described as new to science from the Western Ghats of south India. The identification key and species catalog of the genus is provided. In this study, we illustrated with images of all the species of the genus and morphologi...
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Field surveys were carried out in six village blocks three in Coimbatore and three in Tiruppur districts of Tamil Nadu viz., Karamadai, Kinathukadavu, Pollachi South, Udumalaipettai, Pongalur, and Tiruppur. The diversity study was conducted across two seasons in three vegetable crops: bhendi, brinjal, and cowpea, at the vegetative stage, reproducti...
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Pollinator fauna were collected from the mango orchard of PAJANCOA and RI, Karaikal between September, 2016 and February, 2017 by net sweeping method and in situ counts over the mango trees. The collection comprised of 270 individuals 14 species under 7 families. Number of individuals was highest during the vegetative phase (236 No’s) in comparison...
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Butterflies play a vital role in pollination, source of food for birds and other predators. But no documentation of butterfly diversity has been made for Manakkadavu region and hence this study was undertaken to assess their diversity in the form of preliminary check list. Manakkadavu village is located 15 Km West of Pollachi in the Pollachi-Palakk...
Poster
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Lepidopteran diversity in mango ecosystem
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The larvae of Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata (Arctiinae: Erebidae: Lepidoptera) was introduced from Trinidad in Thrissur, Kerala in 1984 and in various parts of Karnataka in 1978 (Singh, 1994) and during 1984-1987 against Siam weed, Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae). Elsewhere, the establishment of P. pseudoinsulata was hindered by feeding of ants viz....
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The present investigation was carried out to inventorize the arthropod fauna, seasonal incidence and correlation of weather parameters with the arthropods during August’ 2016 to February’ 2017 in the mango ecosystem. A total of 235 arthropod fauna species was recorded in which, a total of 226 insect species under 11 orders, 97 families and 204 gene...
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The diversity of arthropod fauna of mango ecosystem was studied in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture and Research Institute, Union Territory of Puducherry and their population dynamics from August 2016 to February 2017 evaluated. The fauna was collected at weekly intervals with net sweeping method, pitfall traps and in situ counts. The...
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Mango referred to as “King of Fruits” in the tropical world. India is the largest producer of mango in the world, contributing 41.9 per cent of the total world mango production. Approximately 400 species of insects and mites have been recorded as minor and major pests of mango (Reddy and Sreedevi, 2016). Choudhary et al. (2014) observed a total of...
Conference Paper
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Mango is one of the choicest seasonal fruit crops of tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. Its popularity and importance can easily be realized by the fact that it is often referred to as “King of Fruits” in the tropical world. India is the largest producer of mango in the world, contributing 41.9 per cent of the total world mango product...
Thesis
The present investigation was carried out to study the arthropod biodiversity, seasonal incidence of insect fauna and natural enemies in mango ecosystem during kharif (2016) and rabi (2016-17) seasons at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture and Research Institute (PAJANCOA and RI), Karaikal, U. T. of Puducherry. Arthropods were documented...
Thesis
To collect, identify and study the biodiversity of Lepidoptera in and around Manakkadavu region, Pollachi, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Projects

Projects (3)
Archived project
To collect, identify and study the biodiversity of Lepidoptera in and around Manakkadavu region.
Project
Survey and record possible Arthropod fauna in Mango ecosystems of Tamil Nadu.
Project
Taxonomy of selected moth species in Tamil Nadu DNA barcoding of selected species in Tamil Nadu Spatial analysis will be performed based on climatic parameters, land use, land cover and topography to know the regional specificity