Dr. S. Salini
Division of Germplasm collection and Characterisation
E-mail:[email protected], [email protected]
Fax:080-2341 1961
Phone:080-2351 1982 Extn.331
Qualification Ph. D (Agril. Entomology), M. Sc.(Agril. Entomology)
Specialization Insect Taxonomy
Professional Experience 7 years
Publications 12
Training (National)
Attended the summer school training, “Advances in Agricultural Acarology” held at Dept. of Entomology, GKVK, UAS, Bangalore from 08.10.2010 to 28.10.2010.
Conferences attended (National)
"Insect Biodiversity Studies: Where does India stands in the global map?" at Riverside Transit Campus, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, Kerala from 29-31 March, 2016.
"Biodiversity and Evaluation, perspective and Paradigm shift" at Sree Sankara College, Kalady, Cochin from 2-3 December, 2015
Secured 10th rank in All India combined examination for Junior Research Fellow and Masters’ degree award examination conducted by I C A R in 2004
Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P. G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2016 (for crop Protection).
Letter of appreciation from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.
Fellow of Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bangalore, India.
Life member, Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bangalore, India
Regular member of International Heteropterist’s Society
Life member, Association of Entomologists (Regd.), Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
Brief Achievements
Studied the Pentatomidae fauna from south India (studied and illustrated 96 species of Pentatomidae)
Prepared a checklist and generic key for Pentatomidae for the first time from south India.
Several new records for Pentatomidae (4 for India, 5 for south India, 12 for Karnataka) were reported
Insect Pest Management in Grapes (Marathi Version) on CD ROM)
Training imparted to internal team members of various private companies on “Plant protection in two pruning and single  cropping  system in viticulture” with special reference to management of Mealybugs and Stem borer
Empowered grape farmers regarding the various insect pests as well as their management in Grapes by various means like transfer of technology through various ‘Charchasatras’, Web advisory for weather forcast for grape insect pests management, via e-mails and also field visits.
Selected Publications
Salini, S., 2011.  Redescription of Dardjilingia Yang (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) from India. Zootaxa, 4144(1): 131-137
Salini, S. and Viraktamath, C. A. 2015. Genera of Pentatomidae (Hemiptera: Pentatomoidea) from south India- an illustrated key to genera and checklist of species. Zootaxa, 3924(1): 1-76. (Monograph)
Salini, S and Belavadi, V. V., 2015. External scent efferent system of Pentatomidae (Hemiptera: Pentatomoidea). Mysore Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 49(2): 324-328.
Salini, S. 2016. Redescription of predatory stink bug, Amyotea malabarica (Fabricius, 1775) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Aasopinae). Journal of Biological Control, 30(4): 240-247.
Salini, S. 2017. First record of Brachycoris Stål (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in India, with description of a new species. Zootaxa, 4236(3): 563-572.
Salini, S. 2017. First Record of Neojurtina typica from India (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of Threatened Taxa, 9(4): 10133-10137.