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Rao Yelseti Ramachandra Rao

Rao Bahadur Yelseti Ramachandra Rao, Indian agricultural entomologist (Yemmiganur, Adoni Taluk, Karnool District, Andhra Pradesh 11 September 1885 – 01 June 1972)

Internationally acknowledged expert on locusts

Described Homopteran species Palmaspis phoenicis 1922


The Desert locust in India (1960)

The areas of origin of locust flights in the different parts of India with reference to the question of their control. Curr. Sci. 14(2), 1945

Some results of studies on the desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria Forsk.) in India. Bull. Entom. Res. 33(4):241-65, 1942

The life cycle, particularly sexual maturation in relation to climate and other factors, and methods of study. Proc. 3rd Int. Locust Conf. p.67-73, 1934

Fumigation of imported seeds with special reference to Stephanoderes. Planters Chronicle 22(25):373-4, 1927

The silver shoot disease of paddy. Madras Agric. Dept. Year Book (1925)

Notes on pests investigated in Madras during the years 1921-2. Rep. Proc. 5th Ent. Meet. Pusa 1923 p.19-22, 1924

With B.A. Ballard. A preliminary note on the life history of certain anthomyiid flies Atherigona spp. and Acritochaeta excisa Thompson. Rep. Proc. 5th Ent. Meet. Pusa 1923 p.275-77, 1924 

The genitalia of certain Anthomyiid flies. Rep. Proc. 5th Ent. Meet. Pusa 1923, 1924 

The pests of the date palm in the Iraq. Memoirs Mesopotamia Dept. Agric. 6:1-12, 1922

Lantana insects in India. Mem. Dept. Agric. India 5:292-3, 1919

Notes on some South India Cecidomyiidae causing galls in grasses. Proc. Asiat. Soc. 13:299-306, 1917

Helopeltis antonii as pest of neem trees. Agric. J. India 10:412-6, 1915

Notes on pests investigated in Madras during the years 1921-2

Appearance of locust swarms on the Malabar coast in October 1952 


Ramachandraspis Prabhaker Rao 1953 (Hemiptera)