Short notes on saxproxylic arthropods of Muaya, Sipitang, Sabah

Mahadimenakbar Mohd Dawood, and Bakhtiar Effendi Yahya, (2014) Short notes on saxproxylic arthropods of Muaya, Sipitang, Sabah. Journal of Tropical Biology & Conservation (JTBC), 11 . pp. 27-32. ISSN 1832-3902


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A short study to look at the occurrence of saproxylic arthropods was conducted in Muaya, Sipitang from 12th to 14th May, 2012. Two pieces of deadwood (45 cm and 26 cm in diameter respectively) were examined randomly. Arthropods collected were classified to class level. For Class Insecta, specimens were then identified up to order level. A total of 7 insect orders and 4 other classes of arthropods were recorded. Beetles (Coleoptera) were further identified to family level while termites (Isoptera) and ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) were identified to genus level. Among non-social insects, beetles were the highest in terms of individuals collected in 6 families. In terms of species, ants had the highest number with at least 12 species recorded.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tropical rainforest, Deadwood, Saproxylic, Arthropods, Sabah
Subjects:Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions:SCHOOL > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
ID Code:15612
Deposited By:Munira M
Deposited On:10 Feb 2017 15:28
Last Modified:10 Feb 2017 15:28

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