Temporal occurrence patterns of chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) on the Universiti Malaysia Sabah Campus, Borneo

Keiko Kishimoto-Yamada, and Haruo Takizawa, and Mahadimenakbar Mohamed Dawood , (2016) Temporal occurrence patterns of chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) on the Universiti Malaysia Sabah Campus, Borneo. Coleopterists Bulletin, 70 (3). pp. 541-548.

[img]
Preview
PDF
44Kb

Abstract

In Borneo, the weather does not follow annual patterns in either temperature or precipitation. It is therefore unclear whether or not we should expect insects to follow seasonal patterns of occurrence, as they tend to do in non-tropical regions. We examined the occurrence of 129 chrysomelid species during a 34-month period on the Universiti Malaysia Sabah campus located in northern Borneo, to investigate whether their occurrence follows seasonal patterns. For the majority of species, there was no tendency for adults to appear during a particular time of year. For some species, adults were collected in nearly every month of the year. Our findings suggest that most Bornean chrysomelid species do not follow seasonal patterns of occurrence.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Kota Kinabalu; leaf beetles; Oriental; seasonality
Subjects:Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions:SCHOOL > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
ID Code:14828
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:15 Nov 2016 14:58
Last Modified:15 Nov 2016 14:58

Repository Staff Only: item control page


Browse Repository
Collection
   Articles
   Book
   Speeches
   Thesis
   UMS News
Search
Quick Search

   Latest Repository

Link to other Malaysia University Institutional Repository

Malaysia University Institutional Repository