The composition of moth in the secondary forest (Sukau) and oil palm plantation (Mostyn estate) in eastern Sabah

Lu, Ying (2008) The composition of moth in the secondary forest (Sukau) and oil palm plantation (Mostyn estate) in eastern Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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This project aims to study the diversity and species richness of macro moth in secondary forest (Sukau) and agriculture area (Mostyn oil palm plantation) in eastern sabah. Sampling was carried out with light trap from January to February 2008. In each sampling night, 11 hour collection time (19:00 to 6:00) was allocated to collect the moths. Although the sampling period of twelve light trapping nights in both locations was relatively short, a reasonably high number of macro moths were collected. These moths comprises of a total number of 407 specimens from 16 families and 170 species. The 16 families were Arctiidae, Cossidae, Cyclosia, Eupterotidae, Geometridae, Lasiocampidae, Limacodidae, Lymantriidae, Metarbelidae, Noctuidae, Nolidae, Notodontidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae, Thyrididae and Uraniidae. Among the 16 families, the Sphingidae and Geometridae were most abundant. The least number of individuals were of the families Metarbelidae, Thyrididae and Saturniidae, of which each family was represented only 1 individual. Although Lasiocampidae was collected from Mostyn, the family was not found in Sukau. Likewise, Cyclosia, Eupterotidae, Lymantriidae, Metarbelidae, Saturniidae and Thyrididae were collected in Sukau, but not in Mostyn.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Keyword: Sukau, Mostyn oil palm plantation, diversity, macro moth, light trap
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Department: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2014 16:16
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 09:37

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