Developing a papilionid butterfly (lepidoptera : papilionidae) database of Sarawak

Muhamad Merza, Bin Sulaiman. (2007) Developing a papilionid butterfly (lepidoptera : papilionidae) database of Sarawak. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Papilionid of Sarawak Database is a biodiversity database of the Papilionid butterflies of Sarawak. This database was developed based on voucher specimens ofPapilionidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) deposited in the Sarawak Museum, Sarawak Forestry Research Centre and the UNIMAS Insect Reference Collection in Kuching Sarawak, A total of 950 specimens, comprising 38 species from 13 genera were recorded, Of the 44 species recorded in Borneo, only 38 species are represented by voucher specimens in the three repositories in Sarawak, The genus Arisbe dominated other genera in composition of species with 23,68% domination, followed by tbe genus Menelaides (15,79%), Graphium (13.16%). Papilio (10,52%) and Troides (7,89%) respectively, The genus Chilasa, Achillides and Lamproplera were represented by two species (5,26%) each, In this study, A, evemon orlhia (16,63% of the total individuals) and M, memnon memnon (10,10% of the total individuals) were found to be the most abundant and common species, T aeacus nrfonnosanus, p, nubilus nubi/us, A. palinurus palinurus, A, decolor decolor and L. meges meges are rarely encountered, Locality information recorded in the database reveals two general types of butterfly distributions, the widely distributed (62,6% of the total species) type and the restricted type (37.4% of the total species), Most of the species were found to be distributed at the west-coast of Sarawak, Some species seem to show seasonal occurrence (21.62% of the total species) while the remaining seem to be aseasonal, occurring throughout the year (78.38% ofthe total species),

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2007.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Butterfly, Database, Papilionidae, Sarawak, Seasonal, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2019 00:43
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2019 00:43
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/25750

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