Farzana Khan Perveen

Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University

Dr Farzana Khan Perveen (FLS; Gold-Medallist) obtained her BSc (Hons) and MSc (Zoology: Entomology) from the University of Karachi, MAS (Monbush-Scholar; Agriculture: Agronomy) and from the Nagoya University, Japan, and PhD (Research and Course-works from the Nagoya University; Toxicology) degree from the University of Karachi. She is Founder/Chairperson of the Department of Zoology (DOZ) and Ex-Controller of Examinations at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU) and Ex-Founder/ Ex-Chairperson of DOZ, Hazara University and Kohat University of Science & Technology. She is the author of 150 high impact research papers, 135 abstracts, 4 authored books and 8 chapters. She is the editor of 5 books and she supervised BS(4), MSc(50), MPhil(40), and Ph.D. (1) students. She has organized and participated in numerous international and national conferences and received multiple awards and fellowships. She is a member of research societies, editorial boards of Journals, and World-Commission on Protected Areas, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Her fields of interest are Entomology, Toxicology, Forensic Entomology, and Zoology.

6books edited

5chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Farzana Khan Perveen

This book contains four chapters. Chapter 1 is an introduction to moths. It describes their history, differences with butterflies and skippers, classification, camouflage, navigation, attraction to light, and migration. Moths are useful as bio-indicators, pollinators, dispersal of seeds and producers of useful products (silk). They are harmful as agricultural and stored-grain pests, but can be controlled biologically and with pesticides. Chapter 2 reports that among moth pests the potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella Zeller, is considered one of the most important potato pests worldwide. In Chapter 3, the pathogenicity of three native isolates of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana were studied in different concentrations of P. operculella eggs. The most pathogenic isolate was determined on eggs in vitro. Chapter 4 highlights several case studies representing long-term field research results of moth pests in maize, Zea mays L., and sugar-beet, Beta vulgaris L.

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