Department of Entomology


To increase the crop productivity and farmers income through the proper pest management


To provide well trained entomologists with the full knowledge of advanced and professional crop protection technology

Dr. Thi Tar Oo
Head of Department
Ph.D , Insect Ecologist
Mobile: 959420709065 Office: 95673416512; Fax: 95673416517

Dr. Khin Mi Mi
Ph.D IPM Specialist
Mobile: +95 9 976521322

Dr. Htar Htar Naing
Associate Professor
Ph.D (Kasetsart University) Spider mite Taxonomist
Mobile: +95 9 400304725
Dr. Moe Hnin Phyu
Associate Professor
Ph.D (Daegu University) Insect Taxonomist and Pesticide Residue Analyst
Mobile: 959420700358
Daw May May Myint
M.Sc. (Zool.) Zoologist
Mobile: 959975085974, 959254944306
Daw Aye Aye Khaing
M.Sc. (Zool.) Zoologist
Mobile: 959400012768
U Kyaw Zwar Myint
M.Sc. (Zool.) Zoologist
Mobile: 959974501600
U Zaw Linn Myo Htun
M.Sc. (Kyushu University) Biological Control Specialist
Mobile: 959782575942
U Myo Than Tun
M.Sc. (Seoul National University) Insect Ecologist
Mobile: 959256000717
Daw Phyu Phyu San
M.Sc. (Kyushu University) Biological Control Specialist
Mobile: 959797384495
Dr. Yee May Htet
Ph.D (Kyushu University) Biological Control Specialist
Mobile: 959972750347
Daw Su Htet San
Assistant Lecturer
B.Agr.Sc. (Q)
Daw Aint Thet Htar Oo
Assistant Lecturer
B.Agr.Sc. (Q)
Daw Nwaye Ei Khing Phyu
Assistant Lecturer
B.Agr.Sc. (Q)
Daw Aye Thinzar Aung
B.Agr.Sc. (Q)
Mobile: 959264549480
Daw Yu Ya May Myat Noe Khin
B.Agr.Sc. (Q)
Daw Nway Oo Kalayar
Demonstrator B.Agr.Sc. (Q)
Mobile: 959792165992
Daw Taw Wyn Nwe
B.Agr.Sc. (Q)
Mobile: 959681940530

Entomology and Zoology Department is composed of 17 teachers including 1 Professor and Head, 1 Professor, 2 Associate Professors, 7 Lecturers, 3 Assistant Lecturers and 4 Demonstrators and 10 staff.

Undergraduate Courses
Course CodeTitleCredit
BIO-103Introductory Zoology2
BIO-104General Zoology2
BIO-105Animal Cell and Tissue0.5
BIO-106Animal Form and Function2
ENT-101Introductory Entomology2
ENT-102Industrial Entomology2
ENT-103Crop Pests and Their Control3
ENT-104Insect Systematics3
ENT-105Insect Physiology3
ENT-106Insect Ecology3
ENT-107Biological Control of Insect Pests3
ENT-108Pesticides and Pesticides Application3
ENT-109Integrated Pest Management3
ENT-110Insect Behaviour3
ENT-111Plant Resistance to Insects3
ENT-113Entomology Practical I; (Special Research Group)3
ENT-114Entomology Practical II; (Special Research Group)3
ENT-115Scientific Writing; (Special Research Group)1
ENT-116Presentation Skill; (Special Research Group)1
ENT-117Seminar/ Special Lecture1+1
ENT- 4101Insect Ecology3
ENT-4102Insect Physiology3
ENT-4103Insect Systematics3
ENT-4104Biological Control of Insect Pests3
ENT-4201Integrated Pest Management3
ENT-4202Plant Resistance To Insects3
ENT-5103Insect Toxicology3
ENT-5104Introduction To Microbial Control of Insects Pests3

Graduate Courses
Course CodeTitleCredit Remark
ENT- 711Community Ecology3Ph.D
ENT- 712Host Plant Resistance to Insects3Ph.D
ENT -714Advanced Insect Physiology3Ph.D
ENT -715Advanced Insect Systematics3Ph.D
ENT -716Biological and Biotechnological Controls of Insect Pests3Ph.D
ENT -717Pesticide Residue in Food, Feed and Environment3Ph.D
ENT -718Environmental Entomology3Ph.D
ENT-601Insect Toxicology3M.Agr.Sc.
ENT-602Biological Control of Insect Pests3M.Agr.Sc.
ENT-604Integrated Pest Control3M.Agr.Sc.
ENT-605Plant Resistance to Insects3M.Agr.Sc.
ENT-607Storage Pests and Their Control3M.Agr.Sc.
ENT-609Principles of Insect Systematics3M.Agr.Sc.
ENT-612Advanced Insect Physiology3M.Agr.Sc.
ENT-613Insect Ecology3M.Agr.Sc.
ENT-614Microbial Control of Insect Pests3M.Agr.Sc.
ENT-618Pesticide Residue Analysis3M.Agr.Sc.
ENT-619Insect Behaviour3M.Agr.Sc.
ENT-620Topics in Applied Entomology3M.Agr.Sc.
Ongoing Research
1.Efficacy of different insecticides (biological, botanical, and chemical Insecticides) against fall armyworm (FAW) on maize in Lewe township, Nay Pyi Taw
2.Intercropping maize with legumes for management of fall armyworm (FAW) on maize in Lewe Township, Nay Pyi Taw
3.Influences of handling practices and post-harvest  losses by fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) on mango
4.Establishment of major insect-pest warning model through defining distribution map for insect pests and natural enemies on rice and pulses
5.Longevity, fecundity, life cycle and predation efficiency of Acarophagous ladybird beetle (Stethorus sp.) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae)
6.Effect of temperature on life history parameters of brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens Stål) (Homoptera: Delphacidae)
8.Exploration of least harmful insecticides on wolf spider, Pardosa pseudoannulata (Araneae: Lycosidae), a key predator of rice brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) in Nay Pyi Taw Council area
9.Effect of weeding regimes on bean stem fly incidence and natural enemies population on green gram
10.The spatial distribution and diversity of major insect pests and their arthropod   natural enemies associated with monsoon rice ecosystem in Nay Pyi Taw
11.Natural existence of rice stem borers (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and their natural enemies on Ottara District, Nay Pyi Taw
12.Effect of farmers’ practices on the species richness and abundance of arthropods in intensive rice ecosystem of Kyee Inn Village, Nay Pyi Taw
13.Determination of LD50 value for the selected insecticides and field efficacy of selected insecticides on brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens Stål) (Homoptera: Delphacidae)
14.Influences of two levels shading on coffee stem borer infestation in two different areas
15.Efficacy of selected insecticides on rice brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens (Stål) (Homoptera: Delphacidae)
16.Evaluation of insecticide resistance on diamondback moth Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae)
17.Assessment of insecticide  resistance on the brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens (Stål) (Homoptera: Delphacidae) from three different regions on rice
18.Effect of intercropping and sowing time on natural incidence of bean stem fly, Ophiomyia phaseoli (Tryon) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) on green gram in Singu Twonship, Mandalay Region
19.Relative susceptibility of some selected maize varieties to maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais (Motsch.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
20.Effect of temperature on the biology of pulse beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on cowpea
21.Effect of biopesticides against diamondback moth Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) on cabbage
22.Population fluctuation and species exploration of fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) on mango in Myanadi farm, Kume Township
23.Distribution and species composition of predatory Tiger beetle
24.Dragonfly composition and distribution in Yezin area
25.Predation efficiency of wolf spider Pardosa pseudoannulata (Araneae: Lycosidae) against brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens(Hemiptera: Delphacidae)
26.Infestation of fruit fly, Bacterocera  (Diptera: Tephritidae) on mango in Zayarthiri Twonship
27.Study of Agromyzid leafminer and parasitioid species on tomato and vegetable crops in Zayarthiri Township

List of Publications


Name of JournalInternationalPublished

Title of the paper

1.Int J Human Geog Environ
International2009M.H. Phyu,, M.J Jeon,, M. Thaung and A. KyiThe species richness and abundance of arthropod diversity in natural and agricultural habitats of a tropical highland (Pyinoolwin, Myanmar)
2.BiocontrolSci.TechInternational2011Ichiki, R. T., M. Murata, S. Takano, T. T. Oo, H. T. Nuguyen, W. Suasa-ard, S. Uraichuen, and S. NakamuraArtificial diets for rearing the coconut Hispine beetle, Brontispa longissima (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), and their suitability to two specialist parasitoids
3.BiocontrolSci.TechInternational2012Nguyen, H. T., T. T. Oo, R.T. Ichiki, S. Takano, M. Murata, K. Takasu, K. Konishi, S. Tunkumthong, N. Chomphookhiaw, and S. NakamuraParasitisation of Tetrastichus brontispae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), a Biological Control Agent of the Coconut Hispine Beetle Brontispa longissima (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
4.ZootaxaInternational2013Htar Htar Naing, Angsumarn Chandrapatya, Maria NAVAJAS and Philippe AUGERNew species and new records of Tetranychidae (Acarina: Prostigmata) from Thailand
5.Molecular Phylogenetics
and Evolution
International2015Kaoru Tsuji, Michio Hori, Moe Hnin Phyu, Hongbin Liang and Teiji SotaColorful patterns indicate common ancestry in diverged tiger beetle taxa: molecular   phylogeny of the genus Cicindela subgenus Sophiodela and its allies
6.Crop ProtectionInternational2015Finbarr G. Horgan1*, Angelee Fame Ramal, Jagadish S. Bentur, Ram Kumar, K. VasanthaBhanu, Preetinder Singh Sarao, Eko HariIswanto, Ho Van Chien, Moe Hnin Phyu, Carmencita C. Bernal, Maria Liberty P. Almazan, Mohammad Zahangeer Alam, ZhoVirulence of brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens) populations from South and South East Asia against resistant rice varieties
7.EntomologischeZeitschrift · SchwInternational2015Jürgen Wiesner & Moe Hnin PhyuA new genus and two new tiger beetle species from Myanmar  (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Cicindelinae)
8.2nd Myanmar Japan SymposiumDomestic2015Zaw Linn Myo Htun, Takatoshi UENOEffect of prey quality on reproductive capacity and performance of wolf spider Pardosa pseudoannulata (Araneae: Lycosidae)
9.2nd Myanmar Japan SymposiumDomestic2015Htar Htar Naing and Angsumarn ChandrapatyBiology and life table of the yellow spider mite, Eotetranychus thailandicus Ehara and Wongsiri (Acari: Tetranychidae)
10.J. Agricultural ResearchDomestic2015Si Tar Win Myint, Kyi Kyi Than and
Thi Tar Oo
Weight losses of stored rice and paddy caused by combined effect of packing materials, moisture contents and maize weevil
11.YAU Journal of Agricultural ResearchDomestic2015Chan Myae Aung, Khin Mi Mi, Myint Thaung and Thi Tar OoRelative resistance of different cotton varieties to jassid, Amrasca devastans (Distant) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)
12.YAU Journal of Agricultural ResearchDomestic2015Pa Pa Win, Ohn Mar Lynn, Myint Thaung , Thi Tar OoEffect of Different Insecticides on Yellow Rice Stem Borer, Scirpophaga incertulas (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on Shwe Bo Paw San
13.YAU Journal of Agricultural ResearchDomestic2015May Myat Mon, Aye Aye Myint, Myint Thaung, Thi Tar OoEffect of some plant powders on lesser grain borer Rhyzopertha dominica (Fabricius.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in rice
14.YAU Journal of Agricultural ResearchDomestic2016Khin Khin Gyi, Kyi Kyi Than,  Thi Tar Oo and Myint ThaungEfficacy of some insecticides spray patterns on cotton jassid Amrasca biguttula  (Ishida) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)
15.YAU Journal of Agricultural ResearchDomestic2016Khin Ngu War Thant, Moe Hnin Phyu, Thi Tar Oo and Myint ThaungSpecies diversity of natural enemy association on rice at two different locations
16.YAU Journal of Agricultural ResearchDomestic2017Khaing Wint Ko, Ah Nge Htwe, Myint Thaung and Thi Tar OoEffect of sowing times and varieties on natural incidence of insect pests and natural enemy of rice

Joint Seminar and Workshop of IPM

International2018Zaw Linn Myo Htun and Thi Tar OoSpecies Richness of Riceland Spiders, Biological Control Agent of Rice Pest in Myanmar
18.YAU Journal of Agricultural ResearchDomestic2018Aung Ko Win, Htar Htar Naing, Thi Tar Oo and Myint ThaungProblem of golden apple snail Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck) (Gastropoda: Ampulariidae)
19.YAU Journal of Agricultural ResearchDomestic2018Thu Zar Aung, Aye Aye Myint, Khin Mi Mi, Ei Phyu Win, Thi Tar Oo and Myint ThaungEffect of intercropping on the infestation of diamondback moth, Plutellaxylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) on cabbage
20.YAU Journal of Agricultural ResearchDomestic2018San Yu Yu Aung, Ah Nge Htwe, Htar Htar Naing, Khin Thida One, Myint Thaung and Thi Tar OoEfficacy of chemical and organic insecticides against diamondback moth, Plutellaxylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) on cabbage
21.YAU Journal of Agricultural ResearchDomestic2018Aung Myo Win, Htar Htar Naing, Ah Nge Htwe, Ei Han Kyawand Thi Tar OoBiology of the Cassava Mite, Tetranychus truncates Ehara (Acari: Tetranychidae)
22.YAU Journal of Agricultural ResearchDomestic2018May The tHlaing, Htar Htar Naing,
Moe Hnin Phyu,  Kyaw Kyaw Win and Thi Tar Oo
Species Diversity of Arthropods in Intensive
Rice-Ecosystem of Nay Pyi Taw Council Area
23.YAU Journal of Agricultural ResearchDomestic2018Pyai Phyo Maw, Htar Htar Naing, Nyo Me Htwe and Thi Tar OoThe relationship between a population index of the lesser Bandicoot rat (Bandicota bengalensis) and their damage to rice crops
24.Proceeding (National Workshop on Promoting Climate Smart Agriculture in Myanmar)Domestic2018

Moe Hnin Phyu, Thi Tar Oo and  Michio Hori

Distribution, habitat association and species composition of tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) in Myanmar
25.Fish for the peopleInternational2018AK Win, HH Naing, RC JoshiManaging the spread of invasive apple snails
and possible utilization in aquaculture: A case in Myanmar
26.Journal of Entomology and Zoology StudiesInternational2019Yee May Htet and Takatoshi Ueno

Effect of sugar food type and concentration on feeding behavior and life expectancy of a parasitoid wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)
27.Insecta MundiInternational2019Jürgen Wiesner and Moe Hnin PhyuA new genus and two new tiger beetle species from Myanmar (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Cicindelinae)
28.Insecta MundiInternational2019Jürgen Wiesner, Moe Hnin Phyu and Michio HoriThree new tiger beetle species of the genus Prothyma Hope, 1838, subgenus Genoprothyma Rivalier, 1964 (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) described from Myanmar
29.The Thirteenth Agricultural Research ConferenceDomestic2020Zaw Linn Myo Htun, Htar Htar Naing,

Kyaw Kyaw Win

Thi Tar Oo

Effect of temperature and prey density on the predation efficiency of Stethorus punctillum Weise (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) aginst Tetranychus truncatus Ehara (Acari: Tetranychidae)
30.The Second Myanmar Universities’ Research ConferenceDomestic2020Zaw Linn Myo Htun,

Htar Htar Naing,

Thi Tar, Oo and

Kyaw Kyaw Win

Voracity and prey stage preference of spider mite predator, Stethorus punctillum Weise (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on spdier mites, Tetranychus truncatus Ehara (Acari: Tetranychidae)

Practical training As for practical training, students are participated in making vermicompost and vermiwash, beekeeping, growing summer and rainy rice as well as practical production of some vegetable crops such as eggplant, chili etc.

Farmer Training As the farmer training, the department conducted the courses on plant protection tactics and red spider mites and their control. Capacity Building

Programs  For the teaching and laboratory staff, the department carried out the capacity building training programs on how to operate and maintain the pesticide residue measuring machine, from 16.2.2018 to 17.2.2018. The objective was to be able for the staff to use systematically HPLC machine for pesticide residue analysis.

Excursion The department planned a pest collection trip for the Agricultural Entomology specialized fourth year students to explore the spider mite species infested on natural and

cultivated land in eight townships of Nay Pyi Taw Council. Outcomes from the excursion  Observing the infestation level and distribution pattern of spider mites species on natural and cultivating crops  Practicing the team spirits and organizing power.

Oversea Aids and Cooperation Collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency, Department of Entomology and Zoology conducted a series of experiments concerned with mango fruit fly, varietal screening of rice stem borers resistance and insect pests forecasting, and curriculum development program. With the cooperation of Indian Experts, the department involved the agricultural extension activities, continually. The department is conducting the following researches with the support of JICA project. 1. Influences of Handling Practices and Postharvest Losses by Fruit Fly on Mango 2. Screening for Resistance to Yellow Rice Stem Borer in Selected Rice Varieties 3. Establishment of major insect-pest warning model through defining distribution map for insect pests and natural enemies on rice and pulses.

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