Checklist of the Family Acrididae MacCleay, 1821 (Orthoptera) Based on Voucher Specimens of Major Repositories in Sarawak

Farah Nabillah, Abu Hasan Aidil Fitri and Ratnawati, Hazali and Fatimah, Abang and Ahmad Irfan, Abdul Razak and Siti Nurlydia, Sazali (2020) Checklist of the Family Acrididae MacCleay, 1821 (Orthoptera) Based on Voucher Specimens of Major Repositories in Sarawak. Serangga, 25 (2). pp. 56-62. ISSN 1394-5130

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Abstract

Acrididae is a family of insects consisting of the short-horned grasshoppers and locusts. Currently, knowledge on the faunistic composition of family Acrididae in Sarawak is still scarce. This study aimed to determine the species composition and to provide a current checklist of acridid fauna in Sarawak, using voucher specimens from Insect Reference Collection of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UIRC), and Research, Development and Innovation Division (RDID) of Forest Department Sarawak. A total of 925 specimens of acridid were examined, representing 5 subfamilies, 17 genera and 22 species. Subfamily Catantopinae was recorded with the highest number of species (8 genera; 10 species), followed by Oedipodinae (4 genera; 4 species), Cyrtacanthacridinae (2 genera; 3 species), Oxyinae (2 genera; 3 species), and Acridinae (1 genus; 2 species). The most abundant species was Traulia azureipennis followed by Valanga nigricornis. The least abundant species were Coloracris coerulescens, Coloracris sp., Craneopsis olivacea, Perakia borneensis and Phalaca waterstradti, which is represented by a singleton. This study serves as a fundamental data which will aid future taxonomic and ecological studies on Acrididae in Malaysia, particularly Sarawak.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acrididae, checklist, grasshoppers, Orthoptera, Sarawak, species composition, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Hazali
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2020 04:32
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2020 04:32
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/31502

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