Pradip Chandra Saha

Assistant Zoologist

Pradip Chandra Saha

Assistant Zoologist

Highest Academic degree, year

 M. Sc. (Zoology), 2005



 Zoological Survey of India, Entomology Division


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Area of Expertise

Insect taxonomy (Hemiptera)


Experience after Ph. D./ M. Sc.

 17 years


Significant Achievements (max 5 bullet points)

  • Participated in more than 26 faunistic surveys across India in different Biogeographic zones.
  • Conducted taxonomic studies on Lygaeoidea, Pyrrhocoroidea, Miridae, Cercopidae and other taxa of order Hemiptera.
  • Identified / Digitised/ Registered more than 6400 examples consisting of 218 species of various faunal groups of Hemiptera.
  • Augmented 31 species of hemipteran to the National Zoological Collection.
  • Published about 22 research papers / book chapters.



Life membership: Zoological Society of Kolkata


Research Focus(max. 5 bullet points)




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  • P. C. Saha, B. Biswas, M. E. Hassan, Kailash Chandra, Sandeep Kushwaha, K. Praveen. 2017. On an Account of Superfamily Pyrrhocoroidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from Chhattisgarh, India, Rec. Zool. Surv. India: 117(2):146-153. DOI: 10.26515/rzsi/v117/i2/2017/118012.
  • P.C. Saha, B. Biswas, M. E. Hassan, Kailash Chandra and Praveen K. 2016. On an account of family Lygaeidae (Hemiptera : Heteroptera) Chhattisgarh, India, Rec. zool. Surv. India, 116 (2) : 129-158.
  • Saha, P. C., Hassan, M. E., Biswas, B., and Bal, A. 2021. Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea, in, Fauna of Himachal Pradesh, state Fauna Series, 26 (1) :417-425.
  • M. E. Hassan, Kailash Chandra, Paramita Mukherjee, Sandeep Kushwaha, P. C. Saha and Sonam Jahan. 2019. Hemiptera as Pollinators and flower visitors, ENVIS New letter, 25(1-4): 49-50.
  • M. E. Hassan, Paramita Mukherjee, Sandeep Kushwaha, Kailash Chandra, P. C. Saha, Rahul Mondal and Sonam Jahan. 2019. First report of Lygaeid bugs (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) as a potential pollinator of little ironweed, Vernonia cinerea (L.) (Asteraceae), International Journal of Global Science Research, 6(1): 634-645.


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