Faunistic Composition of the Bombycoid Moths (Lepidoptera: Bombycoidea) in Kubah National Park, Sarawak

Syafiqah, Jamaludin (2017) Faunistic Composition of the Bombycoid Moths (Lepidoptera: Bombycoidea) in Kubah National Park, Sarawak. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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The moths of Borneo has been well studied and much information of this insect fauna is available. However, studies on local fauna are still lacking in Sarawak and many local habitats are unexplored. This study documented the faunistic composition of the Superfamily Bombycoidea of Kubah National Park. A total of 12 sampling nights using four Modified Pennsylvanian Light Traps was conducted in Kubah National Park in August 2016 and February 2017. A total of 43 individuals representing 25 species were sampled along a vertical gradient. The species found in this study was compared to known species in Borneo. The family with the highest percentage of species in relation to Borneo was Lasiocampidae with 16.13% (10/62) followed by Eupterotidae with 13.33% (2/15), Sphingidae with 10.64% (10/94) and Saturniidae with 9.09% (2/22). The family with the lowest percentage was Bombycidae with 6.67% (1115). The species relative abundance and their ecological distribution were also documented. A low number of individuals and species were sampled in this study due to the adverse weather throughout the sampling nights. This study provides a snapshot of the Superfamily Bombycoidea moth composition of Kubah National Park. Future renewed efforts to illustrate the moth faunistic composition should be conducted to yield scientific information which is important in biodiversity conservation and management.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Faunistic composition, Bombycoidea, moths, Kubah National Park, Borneo, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Patrick
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 08:39
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 08:39
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/30594

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