Dr. Prashant Mohanraj
Principal Scientist & Head
Division of Insect Systematics
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]
Fax:080-2341 1961
Phone:080-2341 1961
Qualification M.Sc., Ph.D (Agricultural Entomology)
Specialization Biological control of insect pests, Biodiveristy of insects of Andaman and Nicobar islands
Professional Experience 24 years
Publications 60
Training (International)
A training programme on GPS/GIS/Open source software’s at AINP on Agricultural Ornithology, ANGRAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad from February 16-22nd, 2009.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar for the book “Andaman Nicobar Dweep Samuh Ke Thithiliyan"
Brief Achievements
Biosystematics of Trichogramma  (Hymenoptera) (In progress)
Biological control of sugarcane woolly aphid (Ceratovacuna lanigera)
Insect biodiversity of mangroves and mangrove associates of Andaman and Nicobar islands
Biodiversity of butterflies, saturniids, ants, dragonflies of Andaman and Nicobar islands
Insects pests of crops of Andaman and Nicobar islands
Selected Publications
Mohanraj and Veenakumari, K. 1996. Host plants, phenologies and status of swallowtails (Papilionidae), Lepidoptera, in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean. Biological Conservation, 78: 215-221
Prashanth Mohanraj, Veenakumari, K. and S. Naumann 1998. Samia fulva Jordan, 1911 from the Andaman islands, India (Indian Ocean) - pre-imaginal instars, their host plants and taxonomical notes (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Nachr. entomol. Ver. Apollo, N.F.19(1): 51-63
Prashanth Mohanraj and Veenakumari, K. 2002. Biology of Antheraea andamana (Saturniidae) on the Andaman islands, Indian Ocean. J. Lepidopterists’ Society. 56(3):  123-128
Veenakumari, K., Prashanath Mohanraj, R.C. Srivastava and Jayakumar. 2009. Butterflies of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair
Nagaraja, H., Ankita Gupta, Y. Lalitha, Prashanth Mohanraj and S.K. Jalali. 2008.  On the true identity of “ Trichogramma brasiliensis (Ashmead)” (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) being used in India. Journal of Biological Control, 22(2): 255-260