Dr. Baaby Job

Assistant Professor
Email: [email protected]


  • B.Sc., University of Calicut, 2002
  • M.Sc., University of Calicut., 2004
  • M. Phil., Cochin University of Science and Technology, 2008
  • Ph.D., University of Calicut, 2014

Area of Specialization

  • Entomology
  • Sphecidae taxonomy

Taxonomic studies on the Spheciformes (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Kerala

Sphecids are solitary wasps, quick fliers and occupy diverse niches from natural habitats to manmade dwellings. 49 species of sphecids under 19 genera and three families- Ampulicidae, Sphecidae and Crabronidae were studied. A total of 92 places were visited for specimen collection and random sampling method was adopted. The collection method mainly employed was Sweep net. This was found to be the most successful and reliable method for collecting these conspicuous, brightly coloured wasps. In addition to this Rearing was also employed in which the mud nests collected were kept undisturbed in the lab. 35 species under 14 genera were collected from different parts of the state. Out of these 12 species were new to science and 3 species new record for the state. The diagnoses of 14 species under 5 genera were included from literature citations. Consequently 49 species of sphecid fauna coming under 19 genera was dealt with in this study. Detailed descriptions were given for new species, known species redescribed, dichotomous keys to subfamilies, genera and species as well as character data matrix for the genera which recorded the highest number of were prepared. In addition to this, distribution maps, graphical representation of species diversity and check list of sphecid fauna were also provided. Crabronidae represented the most diverse family with 31 species, forming 63% of the total species studied. Family Sphecidae contributed 29% of sphecid population with 14 species. Family Ampulicidae were represented by 4 species and formed 8% of the total sphecid population. The highest species diversity was shown by Palakkad district with records of nineteen species. This was followed by Ernakulam and Malappuram with records of eighteen species each. The whole study had been successful in bringing out the taxonomic information on these lesser known groups of Kerala

  • ZY1815105 Environmental Biology and Human RightsZY1815605
  • Environmental Biology and Human Rights (P}
  • ZY1816612 Occupational Zoology(Aquaculture, Apiculture, Vermiculture and Quail farming) (Practical)
  • ZY1816301 Elective: Agricultural Pest Management
  • ZY1816801 Project Work
  • ZY1811201 Non chordate diversity
  • ZY1811701 Non chordate diversity (Practical I)
  • ZY1811202 Chordate Diversity
  • ZY1811702 Chordate Diversity (Practical II )
  • ZY1921103 Biophysics, instrumentation and biological techniques
  • ZY1922108 Biochemistry
  • ZY1923110 Cell and molecular biology
  • ZY1923112 Immunology
  • ZY1923604 Practical 4. Animal physiology,Immunology
  • ZY1924302 Entomology: Anatomy and physiology
  • ZY1924701 Practical 5. Entomology: morphology and taxonomy
  1. A preliminary study on the diversity of Ants (Hymenoptera) in ward no. 7 of Vadavathoor in Kottayam District; Emerging trends and recent advances in biological research, K.G. College, Pampady, Kottayam, Marh 11, 2022
  2. Study of ant diversity in selected paddy fields of Alappuzha district; International Seminar on Wetlands and Mangroves: Deliberations on sustainability and conservation, SH College, Thevara, March 24-26, 2022
  3. Study of Ant diversity in Puthenangady area of Kottayam district; Two day National seminar on Biodiversity and Conservation, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, September, 29-30, 2022
  4. Larvicidal effects of plant extracts on Aedes albopictus (Skuse) larvae;International eco-conference-2019, CSI Synod Centre, Chennai, August 1-4, 2019.
  5. A study on the spiders (Araneae) associated with Calotropis gigantea (L) W.T. Aiton, 1811 in Peechi, Thrissur, in UGC sponsored national seminar on agroforestry with special reference to apiculture, held at CMS College, Kottayam from 7th -8th December 2017.
  6. Effect of water pollution: a histological examination in Rasbora dandia (Hamilton, 1822) at 23rd Swadeshi Science congress, Kollam, held at Amritha Viswa Vidhyapeetham, Amritha University, Amrithapuri Campus, Kollam from 7th-9th November, 2017.