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PUBLICATIONS

Research Papers

  1. Naz,F., M. Ilyas, M. Ashfaq and A. Shehzad.2010. The Genus Junonia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Pakistan. Sarhad J. Agric. 26(2): 267-270

  2. Zia A, Naeem M, Rafi MA, Naz F, Afsheen S, Ilyas M. 2011. Damselflies (Zygoptera: Odonata) of Pakistan: Part 1. Journal of Insect Science 11:102 available online: insectscience.org/11.102 PDF

  3. Zia, A., Aslam, M., Naz, F. and Illyas, M. 2011. Bio-efficacy of some plant extracts against chickpea beetle, Callosobruchus chinensis Linnaeus. (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) attacking chickpea. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 43 (4): 733-737. PDF

  4. Hassan, S. A., Rafi, M. A., Javed, H., Zia A., Naeem M., Khan I. A. and. Bilal. H 2010. Aphidoidea (Homoptera) from the Northern Areas of Pakistan. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture, 27 (2 PDF

  5. Zia, A., Hassan, S.A., Shehzad, A. and Naz, F. 2010. Diversity of Aphidoidea in Rawalpindi Division (Punjab, Pakistan) with a list of host plants studied. Haltares, Vol 1 (2): 38-43. PDF

  6. Shakeel, M., Zia, A., Farid, A. and Hussain, Z. 2010. Impact of egg retention on walking behavior of Trichogramma chilonis (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Halteres, Vol.1 (2): 31-34. PDF

  7. Rafi, M. A. Wiesner, J, Matin, M.A. Zia, A., Sultan, A and Naz, F. 2010. Faunistics of Tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) from Pakistan. Journal of Insect Science, 10 (116). available online: insectscience.org/10.116 PDF

  8. Suhail, A, Sabir, A., M., Asghar, M., Rafi, M. A. and Qadir, A. 2009. Geographic distributional patterns of the genus Bombus (Bombini, Apidae: Hymenoptera) in northern Pakistan. Online Journal of Biological Diversity and Conservation. Turkey BioDiCon 2(1): 1-9. PDF

  9. Zia, A., M. A. Rafi, Z. Hussain and M. Naeem.2009. Occurrence of Odonata in Northern Areas of Pakistan with seven new records. Halteres. Vol. 1 (1): 48 – 56. PDF

  10. Rafi, M. A., M. R. Khan, A. Zia and A. Shehzad. 2009. Diversity of Odonata in District Poonch and Sudhnuti of valley of Kashmir – Pakistan, with a new record of the country. Halteres. Vol. 1 (1): 28 - 35. PDF

  11. Zia, A., Naeem, M., Rafi, M. A. and Hassan, S. A., 2008. A list of Damselflies (Zygoptera: Odonata) recorded from Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. Pak. J. Sci. Ind. Res. 51(6): 329-332. PDF

  12. Borowiec, L., Sultan, A., Rafi, M. A., and Naz, F. 2008. Notosacantha pakistanica, a new species from Pakistan (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Notosacanthini). Genus – Int. J. of Invertebrate Taxonomy, 19(2): 285-290. PDF

  13. Sultan, A. Borowiec, L, Rafi, M. A., Ilyas, M, Naz, F and Shehzad, A. 2008. Tortoise beetles of Rawalpindi-Islamabad, Pakistan and their host Preferences (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) Genus. Wrocław Poland, 19(1): 93-102. PDF

  14. Khan, I. Din, S. Khalil, S. K. and Rafi, M.. A. 2007. Survey of Predatory Coccinellidas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in the Chitral District, Pakistan. Journal of Insect Sciences. 7 (7): 6 pp.

  15. Gillani, W. A., Matin, M. A. and Rafi, M. A. 2007. Biomics of tropical Coccinellid beetle Harmonia (Leis) dimidiata (F.) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) under laboratory conditions. Pak. J. Agric. Res., 20 (1-2):79-83.

  16. Munir, A. Yasmin, N. and Rafi, M. A. and Pavulaan, H. and Wright, D. 2007 Bionomic Studies of Papilio demoleus, the Citrus Butterfly L. (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) from Lower Sindh, Pakistan. The International Lepidoptera Survey (TILS) USA. Taxomic Report. 6 (8): 11 pp.

  17. Khan, M. R., Rafi, M. A., Munir, M., Hussain, S, Baig, M. W. and Khan, M. W. 2007. Biodiversity of butterflies from Districts Kotli, Mirpur and Bhimber of Azad Kashmir. Pak. J. Zool., 39(1): 27-34.

  18. Khan, I. Din, S. Khalil, S. K. and Rafi, M. A. 2007. Survey of Predatory Coccinellidas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in the Chitral District, Pakistan. Journal of Insect Sciences. 7(7): 6 pp. PDF

  19. Rafi, A. M., Sultan,A., Falak, N. and Ilyas, M. 2007. M. Efffect of Climatic Change on Insects and Vector Borne Diseases.pp 51-67 In: Khan, A. A. and Rafi, M.A. (Eds.) 2007. Role of Insect Taxomy and Systematics in Sustainable Agriculture. National Workshop Proceedings,February 13-14, 2006. Islamabad, Pakistan. 156 pp.

  20. Rana, S. A., Rana, N and Shehzad, A. 2007. Role of Biodiversity in Agriculture.pp13-25. In: Khan, A. A. and Rafi, M.A. (Eds.) 2007. Role of Insect Taxonomy and Systematics in Sustainable Agriculture. In: Khan, A. A. and Rafi, M.A. (Eds.) 2007. Role of Insect Taxomy and Systematics in Sustainable Agriculture. National Workshop Proceedings,February 13-14, 2006. Islamabad, Pakistan. 156 pp.

  21. Irshad, M., Matin, A.M., Ishaque, M.and Ashfaque.2007. M. Identification of Noxious and Beneficial Insects in the Concepts of Integrated Pest Management. pp 37-43. In: Khan, A. A. and Rafi, M.A. (Eds.) 2007. Role of Insect Taxonomy and Systematics in Sustainable Agriculture. National Workshop Proceedings, February 13-14, 2006. Islamabad, Pakistan. 156 pp.

  22. Inayat Ullah,.M., and Mishkat Ullah. 2007 Role of Insect Collection and Identification in Agricultural Economy and Public Health .pp 111-115 In: Khan, A. A. and Rafi, M.A. (Eds.) 2007. Role of Insect Taxomy and Systematics in Sustainable Agriculture. National Workshop Proceedings, February 13-14, 2006. Islamabad, Pakistan. 156 pp.

  23. Saljoqi, A. U. R., Aslam, N. and Rafi, M.A. 2006. Biology and Host Preference of Lemon Butterfly. The Environ-Monitor, Islamabad. 6(7):40-43.

  24. Matin, M. A. and Rafi, M. A. 2006. Present status of Rinderpest Disease in Pakistan. J. Vet. Med. B. 53: 26 – 28. PDF

  25. Sultan A., Abdul S., Mumtaz, Zaheer Ahmed, Farrakh M. and Mir. A. Khan 2005. Pollinarium morphology in Ceropegia bulbosa Roxb. and allies from Pakistan. Pp 12-15.

  26. Khan, M. Inyatuallah, Falak Naz and A. Sattar 2005. Comparative efficacy of some insecticides for the control of yellow Scripophage incertulas and White Scirpophaga intata Stem Borers. Sarhad J. Agric. 21(4): 665-667.

  27. Khan, J., M. Inayatullah, Falak Naz, A. Sattar and M. F. Shahzad. 2005. Relative resistance of some rice cultivars to Yellow Scirpophaga incertulas (Walk) and White Scripophaga intata (Walk) Stem Borers. Pakistan Journal of Science, 57 (1-2): 53-56.

  28. Munir, A. Yasmin, N. and Rafi, M. A. 2005. Effect of citrus varieties on the developmental behaviour of Citrus Butterfly Papilio demoleus in lower Sindh, Pakistan. Records Zoological Survey of Pakistan. XVI. 76-80.

  29. Jasra, A.W. and Rafi, M.A. 2005. Apricot as a source of Livelihood and status of its Pollination Management in rthern Areas. Pakistan. Agriculture. 1 (1): 70-78.

  30. Inayatullah, M., Hayat, A and Rafi, M. A. 2005. Species composition, distribution and seasonal occurrence of coccinellids (Coleoptera) in District Poonch, Azad Kashmir, with new records. S.J. Agriculture. 21(1): 97-100.

Books /Booklets

  1. Rafi, M. A., Irshad, M and Inyatullaha, M. 2005. Predatory Ladybird Beetles of Pakistan. PARC/ NWFP Agricultural University. Roohani Art Press, Islamabad, Pakistan. 105 pp. In this book taxonomy, distribution and list of hosts/preys are provided for 75 species recorded from Pakistan. These species belong to 37 genera 2 subgenera in 14 tribes and five subfamilies. Out of these, 24 species and three subspecies are reported for the first time in Pakistan.

  2. Khan, M. R. Irshad, M. and Rafi, M. A. 2008. Insect Fauna of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. MK Printers, Islamabad. 143 pp. In this book 941 insect species have been reported. Forty nine species reported for first time from Azad Jammu and Kashmir. There is a need for long term sustainable effort in this sector for the betterment of ecomy and environment of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

  3. Jilani, G. and Irshad, M. 2008. Natural enemies of insect pests of food crops in Pakistan. In: Catalogue on natural enemies of insect pests of food crops in SAAR countries. SARRC Agriculture Centre Prakash Printing & Packaging, Dhaka pp. 284-346.

Monographs

  1. Rafi, M. A. 2010. Bionomics of Citrus Butterfly, Papilio demoleus L. in rainfed ecology of Pakistan. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Gmbh & Co. KG. 88 pp

  2. Zia, A. 2011. Toxicity of some plant materials against pulse beetle Callosobruchus chinensis L. attacking chickpea under storage. VDM Publishers, Germany.

  3. Tahir, M, Zia, A. and Mustafa, R. 2011. Effect of moisture conservation on canola yield incurred through integrated use of herbicides and tillage practices. VDM Publishers, Germany.

Chapter in Books

Ahmed, I. Rafi, M. A. and Najam, P. 2007. Black Bugs of Rice, Scotiphara spp. (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Podopinae) in Pakistan: Taxonomy, Biology, Damage and Control. 619-642 In: The Invasive Black Bugs of the World: Identification, Biology and Management. A. T. Barrion, R. C. Joshi and L.S. Sebastian (Eds.). PhilRice, Philippine. 793 pp. PDF

 

 

Proceedings

Khan, A. A. and Rafi, M. A. 2007. Role of Insect Taxonomy and Systematics in Sustainable Agriculture. Proceedings National Workshop Fabruary 13-14, 2006. Islamabad, Pakistan. 156 pp.

 

 

Reports

  1. Rafi, M. A. (Edt.). 2006. Report of Training on “Biosystematics of Odonata. National Insect Museum and Insect Pest Informatic, IPEP, NARC.

  2. Rafi, M. A. (Edt.). 2007. Report of “Hands on Training of Taxomists through Expedition” May 29-June 12, 2007.National Insect Museum and Insect Pest Informatic, IPEP, NARC. 100 Pp.

Popular Articles

  • Zia, A. 2009. Dragonflies: Beneficial or Harmful. Farming Outlook. 28-31.

  • Zia, A. 2010. Industries stand over the shoulders of insects. Voice of Energy. 6-7.

  • Zia, A. 2010. Neuroptera, A beneficial biocontrol agent. Farming Outlook. 29-31.

Nymphalid Butterflies of Pakistan

http://www.nymphalidae.net/pk_db/

Online data of “Nymphalid Butterflies of Pakistan” is developed where 614 specimens with 69 species were identified. Among them nine (9) species are new records for Pakistan and 10 species also belonging to different countries i.e. Bangladesh five, Iran one, Japan three and Oman one. Voucher specimens of Family Nymphalidae present in museum has been prepared and can be accessed at the following web site: 
 

Barcode of life

Barcode of life data system: Advancing species identification and discovery through the analysis of short, standardizes gene region. Four species of Geometrid moths (i.e. Ascotis selenaria, Biston suppressaria, Alcis depravata and Alcis sp.) are linked with International project entitled “Canadian DNA barcoding Programme” and can be accessed on following sites:

http://www.barcodinglife.com/views/taxbrowser.php?taxid=90790

http://www.barcodinglife.com/views/taxbrowser.php?taxid=7734

http://www.barcodinglife.com/views/taxbrowser.php?taxid=92155

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