Dr. Avtar Kaur Sidhu

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Dr. Avtar Kaur Sidhu



Highest Academic degree, year

Ph.D. 1996




High Altitude Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Solan, H. P.



Email Address



Phone Number

01792-293256-Ext.200 (O), 9218766129 (M)



Area of Expertise

Taxonomy, Biology and Ecology: Lepidoptera



Experience after Ph. D.

27 years



Significant Achievements

  • Contribution to the taxonomy of Lepidoptera
  • Contribution to biology and immature stages of Lepidoptera
  • Discovered new species of Lepidoptera
  • Established Himalayan Repository and Museum at ZSI, Solan
  • Completed more than10 major research programs as project coordinator
  • -Acted as Officer-in-charge for ZSI Solan centre for more than 13 years




Supervised 02 Ph.D. and Supervisionof 05 PhD is undergoing



Research Focus

  • Taxonomy and Systematics of Lepidoptera
  • Combining morphological and Molecular data in Taxonomic research
  • Biodiversity and Conservation of Himalayan Butterflies
  • Biology, immature stages and ecology of Lepdioptera
  • DNA Barcoding of Indian Fauna








  • Kailash Chandra, Avtar KaurSidhu, C. Raghunathan,  and T. Kubendran (2019). Faunal Diversity of Biogeographic Zones: Indian Trans- Himalaya: 1-225 + 170 coloured photographs.  Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN 978-81-8171-527-2. (November, 2019)



  • Tomar, P.; Thakur, N.; Sidhu, A.K.; Laskar, B.A.; Hashem, A.; Avila-Quezada, G.D.; Abd_Allah, E.F. (2023). The Isolation, Identification, and Insecticidal Activities of Indigenous Entomopathogenic Nematodes (Steinernemacarpocapsae) and Their Symbiotic Bacteria (Xenorhabdusnematophila) against the Larvae of Pieris brassicae. Horticulturae (Switzerland) 9 (874): 1-13. horticulturae9080874 Impact Factor: 3.1
  • Kaur, M., Sidhu, A. K. and Kirti, J. S. (2023). Taxonomic studies of species Euchloedaphalis (Moore) (Pieridae :Anthochardini) from North-West Himalaya. Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology 44 (17): 15-18. NAAS : 4.21
  • Sidhu, A.K. (2023). An assessment and distribution of butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) in Sangla Valley (District Kinnaur: Himachal Pradesh). Journal of Agriculture and Ecology, 15: 36-44.  NAAS : 4.36
  • M. Kaur; A. K. Sidhu and J.S. Kirti (2023). Taxonomic study of the genus Gonepteryx Leach, 1815 and genus Dercas Doubleday, 1847 (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) from India.The Pharma Innovation Journal12(6): 2397-2402. NAAS : 5.23.
  • Avtar Kaur Sidhu (2023) "LEPIDOPTERA OF INDIA- A REVIEW" Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 11(2): 105-114. .NAAS rating :4.64



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