Main profile profile for Dr. RANI A T

Scientist (Agril. Entomology)
Areas of Interest: 

Insect Chemical Ecology

Insect behaviour


Insect Pest management

Major Research Accomplishments: 

In the Ph.D. work, three aggregation pheromone compounds of banana pseudostem weevil Odoiporus longicollis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)” were identified and field cage trial of the synthetic pheromone compounds showed the higher response of male and female weevils to the synthetic pheromone blend. The study opens up the possibility that the three identified pheromone components can be used in the development of a mass trapping programme as a viable pest management alternative for O. longicollis.


UASB Merit Gold Medal for securing 1st rank in Ph.D. (Agricultural Entomology)

Life member of Entomological Society of india


DST-INSPIRE Fellowship awrded for Ph.D during 2014-16



Research Papers

  1. A.T. Rani, K.R.M Bhanu, V. Kammar and A.K. Chakravarthy. 2019. Electrophysiological and Behavioral responses of Banana pseudostem weevil, Odoiporus longicollis Olivier (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to Conspecific Chemical Cues. Indian Journal of Entomology, pp.
  2. A. T. Rani, A. K. Chakravarthy, Vasudev Kammar and M. S. Prabhakara, 2017, Sex pheromone trapping plan for the management of Brinjal shoot and fruit borer Leucinodes orbonalis Guenée (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Indian Journal of Entomology, 79(4):440-448.

Book chapters/Proceeding chapters/Reviews:

  1. Thyagaraja NE and Rani AT. 2019. Techniques for Determining the Repellent and Antifeedant Activity to Phytophagous Insects. In: Experimental Techniques in Host-Plant Resistance. A.K. Chakravarthy and V. Selvanarayanan (eds.), Springer publication, pp 183-186.
  2. Vasudev Kammar, Shashank PR, Rani AT and Selvanarayanan V. 2018. Molecular status of Conogethes spp.: An Overview. In: The Black spotted yellow borer, Conogethes punctiferalis Guenee and Allied species. A. K. Chakravarthy (ed.), Springer publication, pp. 13-22.