Practical Manual on Fundamentals of Entomology

authored by: Biwash Gurung & Bikash Subba
ISBN: 9789361341557 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 100 | Language: English | Copyright: 2025
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 10.20 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: PMW (PUBLISH MY WORK) | Weight: 300 GMS
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entomology, biology, ecology, physiology, taxonomy, insects, collection, preservation, features, antennae, mouthparts, legs, wing venation, larvae, pupae, reproductive systems, orders, insecticides, formulations, pesticide appliances, sampling techniques

Entomology is an interdisciplinary field that draws on biology, ecology, physiology, and taxonomy. The "Practical Manual on Fundamentals of Entomology" is a comprehensive and practical resource designed to meet the needs of students, researchers, and enthusiasts who wish to explore the fascinating world of insects. Whether you are a beginner or have a background in the biological sciences, this manual aims to deepen your understanding and appreciation of the complex lives of insects. The manual's objectives include presenting fundamental insect collecting and preservation methods, describing alterations to insect appendages, identifying insect features, discussing external insect characteristics, and covering spraying techniques and pesticide formulations.

Dr. Biwash Gurung is currently working as an Assistant Professor in School of Agricultural Sciences (ICAR Accredited) G.D Goenka University Gurugram, Haryana. He has obtained his Ph.D Degree in Agricultural Entomology from Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, (North Bengal Agricultural University), West Bengal. He has qualified ICAR -NET 2018. He holds one year eight months of teaching experience at ITM University, Gwalior, before joining G.D Goenka University. He has published more than 16 research paper, 2 short communications, 2 Book chapters, 6 popular articles and 1 paper at Book of proceedings. Dr. Gurung has reported “New prey record of giant ladybird beetle Anisolemnia dilatata (Fabricius) (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera feeding on Som plant Aphid Aiceona sp”. Dr.Gurung has delivered Plenary lecture at 11th International Conference on Technology, Innovation, and Management for Sustainable Development (TIMS- 2023). He has also attended workshops, conferences and symposium at National and International level.

Dr. Bikash Subba serves as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology at the School of Agricultural Science, GD Goenka University. Prior to this role, he held positions as a lecturer at Sikkim University and ITM University. Dr. Subba specializes in the fields of Biological Control of Pests and Diseases, Insect Ecology, Insect Taxonomy, Integrated Pest Management, Crop Protection Entomology, and Pollination with a focus on insect pollinators. He earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D
in Agricultural Entomology from Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya. Throughout his career, Dr. Subba has demonstrated a commitment to research, having published 15 research papers in renowned journals and contributed to two book chapters. Additionally, he has presented papers at various national and international conferences. Dr. Subba is not only dedicated to academic pursuits but also actively engages in practical initiatives. He has organized numerous workshops aimed at imparting technical knowledge on organic farming to farmers in Sikkim. His efforts contribute to the dissemination of valuable information and the promotion of sustainable agricultural practices.

Chapter 1. To Study the Methods of Collection and Preservation of Insects Including Immature Stages
Chapter 2. To Study the External Features of Grasshopper
Chapter 3. To Study the Types of Insect Antennae
Chapter 4. To Study the Different Types of Mouthparts and Their Modifications
Chapter 5. To Study the Different Legs and Their Modifications
Chapter 6. To Study the Wing Venation, Types of Wings and Wing Coupling Apparatus
Chapter 7. To Study the Types of Insect Larvae and Pupae
Chapter 8. To Study the Dissection of Digestive System in Insects (Grasshopper)
Chapter 9. To Study the Male and Female Reproductive Systems in Insects
Chapter 10. To Study the Characters of Orders - Orthoptera, Dictyoptera, Odonata, Isoptera, Thysanoptera, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera,Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera and their Families of Agricultural Importance
Chapter 11. To Study the Insecticides and Their Formulations
Chapter 12. To Study the Pesticide Appliances and Their Maintenance 
Chapter 13. To Study About the Sampling Techniques for Estimation of Insect Population and Damage

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