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On fourth Anniversary of Indian Entomologist: Four years of Perseverance and Progress

By Rahul Kumar


January 2024 marks the completion of four years of Indian Entomologist. The magazine was conceptualized in 2019 and the first issue was published in January 2020. Till date, eight wonderful issues of Indian Entomologist have been successfully published between January 2020 and July 2023. The primary goal of Indian Entomologist is to create a unified platform for scientists, researchers, hobbyists, students, and the general public interested in science and Entomology. The magazine covers a wide range of topics that are relevant to entomologists, research scholars interested in insect science, students, and insect enthusiasts from different streams. The online blog section is a unique element of this magazine. It highlights the most recent findings from India, as well as other fascinating facts and entomology-related news. The Indian Entomologist Photo Contest is highly popular, and eight contests have been held concurrently with each issue of the magazine.

Interviews of various renowned entomologists from India have also been published in each issue as well as posted as online blogs on the magazine website. These interviews provide inspiration to the young generation and motivate current researchers. These interviews are conducted by the dedicated members of the editorial team of the magazine from time to time. Till date nine famous entomologists have been interviewed or featured on the blogs and twenty-two Indian entomologists have been interviewed or featured in the magazine. There are three sections dedicated only for this purpose. These are Tête-à-Tête, Women in Entomology and Remembering the Legends. Indian Entomologist also features winners of the ESI annual awards. ESI Best Ph.D. Thesis award is quite popular among students.


Indian Entomologist has witnessed significant growth in recent years. Flexibility, versatility, and open-to-all policy of the magazine makes this platform an inclusive platform. People from all disciplines and professions with a genuine interest in Entomology are welcomed to contribute their findings, observations, and opinions to the magazine. Till date various aspects of Entomology like invasive insect problem, insect evolution, insect behaviour, integrated pest management (IPM), insect taxonomy, insect immunity, insect ecology, entomophagy, entomo-medicine, etc. have been covered in various issues of the magazine. Review articles on a variety of topics have been included. Many fascinating accounts of rare events like mass congregation of fireflies have been published in various issues. Success stories of novel agricultural practices to combat insect-pest problems have also been featured from time to time.


Indian Entomologist is totally a non-profit endeavour that relies on the work of devoted volunteers with a genuine passion in Entomology. Global reach of the magazine has increased significantly in recent years. This has been made possible by enhanced social media presence of the magazine due to consistent efforts of the dedicated members of the editorial team. The magazine has received words of appreciation from renowned academicians and scientific societies. The magazine is committed to fulfilling its fundamental objectives. On the occasion of its fourth anniversary and the new year 2024, Indian Entomologist wishes everyone a pleasant and prosperous new year.


Rahul Kumar is one of the Associate Editors of IE. He is presently working as Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Zoology, Sheodeni Sao College (Magadh University), Kaler-824127, India. He has specialization in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. He is also trained in Nanotechnology (nano-therapeutics and nano-diagnostics) from AIIMS, New Delhi and Arthropod Taxonomy (spiders and insects) from ICAR-IARI, New Delhi. His current areas of research are mimicry and other aspects of arthropod behaviour, evolution of arthropods, novel approaches like application of nanotechnology and integrating behavioural biology of morpho-variants in modern arthropod systematics, and chemical ecology of arthropods.


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