Dr. T. Kubendran

Scientist –D

Dr. T.Kubendran

Scientist –D


Highest Academic degree, Year

Ph.D.; 2014



Miscellaneous Insect Order (MIO) Section


Email Address;


Phone Number

91+ 99521 13341


Area of Expertise

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·      <!--[endif]-->Taxonomy of Ephemroptera (Mayflies)

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·      <!--[endif]-->Bio-Ecology of Aquatic Insects

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·      <!--[endif]-->Biodiversity Conservation, Biomonitoring of Aquatic Ecosystem


Experienceafter Ph. D.



Significant Achievements

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·   <!--[endif]-->Discovered 10 new mayfly species and 05 new records.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·   <!--[endif]-->The new species Labiobaetis soldani was published in: Entomological Society of America, Science Daily, Science Todayetc. (Reference: T. Kubendran et al., 2014).

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·   <!--[endif]-->Worked as Principal Investigator for DST-SERB funded project titled “Molecular Systematics, Phylogeny and Phylogeography of mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of North Western Himalaya and delineation of the cryptic species complexes with potential implication as indicator taxa in freshwater biomonitoring”.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·   <!--[endif]-->Surveys undertaken in tough terrains of Indian Himalaya (Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Meghalaya, Nagaland) and Western Ghats.



Supervised 01JRF under DST-SERB Project on molecular taxonomy of mayflies in North Western Himalaya and 02 MSc internship on Bioecology of mayflies in Himachal Pradesh.


Research Focus

- Taxonomy of Ephemeroptera

- Biomonitoring potential of aquatic insects

- Evolutionary relationships among butterfly taxa




<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·      <!--[endif]-->Kailash Chandra., Avtar Kaur Sidhu, C. Raghunathan and T. Kubendran (2019). Faunal Diversity of Indian Biogeographic Zones: Indian Trans-Himalaya, published by Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, Pp 1-225.


<!-- [if !supportLists]-->·      <!--[endif]-->08Research Papers in SCI journals.


<!-- [if !supportLists]-->1.   <!--[endif]-->Kubendran, T., Vasanth, M., Subramanian, K. A., Jean–Luc Gattolliat., C. Selvakumar Fatima Jabeen. (2022). Two new species and two new records of the genus Tenuibaetis Kang & Yang, 1994 (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from Indian Himalaya. Zootaxa. 5196 (4): 511–534.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->2.   <!--[endif]-->Kubendran, T., Vasanth, M., Subramanian, K. A., Fatima Jabeen, K. G. Sivaramakrishnan, Pallabi Mitra (2021). A new species and new record of the genus Platybaetis Müller-Liebenau, 1980 (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from Eastern Himalaya, India. Zootaxa. 5047 (5): 575–582.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->3.   <!--[endif]-->Kubendran, T.,C. Selvakumar, Fatima Jabeen, M. Vasanth, K. A. Subramanian& K. G.  Sivaramakrishnan (2022). A new species of Choroterpes Eaton, 1881 (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae) from Western Himalaya, India. Records of Zoological Survey of India, 122(3): 237-245.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->4.   <!--[endif]-->Kubendran, T.,Balasubramanian, C., Selvakumar, C. Gattolliat, J-L. and Sivaramakrishnan, K. G. 2015. Contribution to the knowledge of Tenuibaetis Kang & Yang 1994, Nigrobaetis Novikova & Kluge 1987 and Labiobaetis Novikova & Kluge 1987 (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from the Western Ghats (India). Zootaxa.3957 (2): 188–200.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->5.   <!--[endif]-->Kubendran, T., Rathinakumar, T., Balasubramanian, C., Selvakumar, C and Sivaramakrishnan, K. G. 2014. A new species of Labiobaetis Novikova & Kluge, 1987 (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from the southern Western Ghats in India, with comments on the taxonomic status of Labiobaetis. Journal of Insect Science. 14 (86) 1-10.