Dr. Sumit Chakrabarti


Scientist "G" and Head, Forest Ecology & Rehabilitation Division


M.Sc. (Zoology-Entomology); Ph.D. (Zoology)


29 years of research experience since 1985

Subject Area

Entomology: Microbial (Baculovirus) Control of Insect Pests                        

Arachnology: Biosystematics of Spiders (Arachnida:Araneae)




List of Key Publications

  1. Chakrabarti, S. 1985. Materials used in blocking cells of nest of Chalybion bengalense Dahl. (Hymenoptera; Sphecidae).     SPHECOS (United States Department of Agriculture, ARS): 10 :17-18.1985.

  2. Chakrabarti, S. 1986. Prey species of renting wasp Chalybion bengalense Dahl. (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). SPHECOS (United States Department of Agriculture, ARS): 13:50. 1986.

  3. Chakrabarti, S. 1987.Nesting behaviour of Chalybion bengalense (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). In French Actes du Congress, Jean-Henii Fabre Anniversarie du Jabile (1910-1985).pp. 115-119.

  4. Banerjee, P.K.; Chakrabarti, S, Chakrabarti, Sc. 1991. Host association and undescribed alate vivipare is female of Matsumuraja capitophoroides lambers (Homoptera:Aphididae). J. Born. Nat. hist. Soc. :88(2):293-296.1991.

  5. Chakrabarti, S. 2001. Killing Insect Pests with Virus. In. "Proceedings Application of Improved Technology for Afforestation in North East India". Edts. B. Goala & K.G. Prasad). Pp. 150-153.

  6. Jacob, J.P., S. Chakrabarti, D.K.Das, P.C.Sharma, D.Gurung. 2001. Microfaunal Changes in the litter ecosystem in relation to shifting cultivation. In, Intergated approach to Shifting Cultivation-Case Study (ed. K.G.Prasad) pp.245-257.

  7. Chakrbarti, S. and S.G.Pal. 1987. Nesting site preference by Chalybion bengalense (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Seminar on animal Behaviour, Madras.

  8. Chakrabarti, S. 1989. Social life among a few Indian Spiders. National symposium on modern trends in environmental biology and seminar on environment & animal life. RKM VCC, Rahara, Kharda, West Bengal.

  9. Chakrabarti, S. Dipak Das & Bibhuti Deka. 1997. Morphodiversity among Indian spiders (Archnida:Araneae) in International symposium on sustainable utilization of biodiversity. 8-10 March, IGNFA, DehraDun.

  10. Barthakur, N.D., Puzari, K.C. Chakrabarti, S. and Hazarika, L.K. 1997. Biocontrol of Calopepla leayana using various mycoinsecticides in Assam. In International workshop on forestry research in conservation of natural forests. ICFRE, DehraDun April 25-26,

  11. Chakrabarti, S.; K. S. Kapoor; Shailendra Kumar and Surinder Kuma. 2003. Outbreak  of Tuberolachnus salignus infecting Willows in Lahul Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh: A case study. Paper published in the proceeding of the International Workshop on “World Perspective on Short Rotation Forestry for Industrial and Rural Development” organized by University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan in collaboration with IUFRO.

  12. Chakrabarti, S. & D. Gurung, 2005. Redescription of Spalgis epius (Lepidoptera:  Lycaenidae)  J. Bomb. Nat hist. Soc. 88(2);293-296.

  13. Surinder Kumar, S. Chakrabarti, K.S. Kapoor& Shailender Kumar.2002. Large Scale Mortality of Salyx  in Lahul Valley. Indian Forester, 129 (4):543-545.

  14. Chakrabarti, S. 2005. Description of hitherto unknown egg and 1st  instar nymph of Cinara maculipes (Aphidoidea:Lachnidae) from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. J. Bomb. Nat hist. Soc. 102(3):356-358

  15.  Kumar, S., K.S. Kapoor, R. Singh & S. Chakrabarti. 2004. Mortality of Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. (Shisham) in Subathu forest ninge of Solan, Himachal Pradesh: A Case Study. Ind. Forester. 130 (3):349:350.

  16. Chakrabarti, S. 2005. Parasitic efficiency of Ephedrus nacheri Quilis (Hymenoptera:Aphidiidae) to control Hayhurstia artiplices (Homoptera:Aphididae) on Chenopodium album, a medicinal plant in Western Himalaya. In “Advances in Medicinal Plants”, Vol.I, pp. 193-199.

  17. Narendran, T.C. P.G.Kumar, K. Sudheer, P.M. Sureshan & S. Chakrabarti. 2005. Three new species of Torymus Dalman (Hymenoptera:Torymidae) from Himachal Pradesh (India) alongwith a key to species of Indian subcontinent. Entomon.30(2);111-121.

  18. Hazarika, L.K. & S. Chakrabarti. 2007. Spider complex of tea ecosystem in Assam-A Handbook. Deptt. Biotech. & AAU, Assam. Pp.1-50.

  19. Chakrabarti, S. 2008 Gea spinipes C. L. Koch, 1843 (Araneae:Araneidae) found in Western Himalaya, India. Turk. J. Arach. 1(2). pp. 128-132.

  20. Chakrabarti, S. & Shailendra Kumar. 2008. Dose-Mortality bioassay of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vull. On Acraea issoria (Lepidoptera:Nymphalidae), a defoliator of Debregeasia hypoleuca in Himachal Pradesh. Ind. J. Forestry. 31(2):239-242.

  21. Chakrabarti, S. & Bhupesh Thakur. 2008. Exploration of LONPV (Baculoviridae) and its perspectives as biocontrol agent in Himachal Pradesh. In, National symposium on integrated pest & disease management (IPDM) in arid & semiarid areas. Pp. 55.

  22.  Chakrabarti, S. 2009. Insect pest spectrum of Quercus in western Himalaya with special emphasis on Indian Gypsy Moth. Forestry Bull.: 9(1):104-111.

  23. Chakrabarti, S. 2011. Invasion of Indian Gypsy Moth (Lymantria obfuscata) in Forests of Himachal Pradesh.  In, National seminar on “Insect-Pests and Diseases: Their Incidences and Management in Forest Ecosystem' held at HFRI, Shimla, 25th to 26th May, 2011.

  24. Chakrabarti, S. 2012. Spiders of Western Himalaya: A Pictorial Field Guide. HFRI, Shimla. 1-108, +100 colour plates.

  25. Chakrabarti,S. 2013. First record of the genus Episinus (Araneae:Theridiidae: Sphintharinae) from India with description of a new species. Munis Entomology & Zoology, 8(2):796-802.