Comparative Study on Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) Diversity in Selected Oil Palm Plantation and Fragmented Forest

Fadzrahni Tarsha, Mohd Ustar (2015) Comparative Study on Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) Diversity in Selected Oil Palm Plantation and Fragmented Forest. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A comparative study on butterflies (Lepidoptera) diversity in selected oil palm plantation and fragmented forest was carried out at PPB Oil Palm Plantation Saremas, Miri, Sarawak from 24th to 301 August 2014 and from 5th to 12th February 2015 with a total of 15 sampling days. Overall, a total of 463 individuals comprising of 65 species and four families were collected from both study sites. Of these, 39 species and 243 individuals were recorded from oil palm plantation, while 54 species and 220 individuals were recorded from fragmented forest. This study revealed that Nymphalidae (40 species) was the highest number of butterfly family recorded from fragmented forest while Satyrinae (105 individuals) represented the most abundant subfamily. In oil palm plantation, Nymphalidae family with 28 species and 215 individuals also represented the most diverse and abundant butterflies collected throughout this study. Amathusia phiddippus phiddippus was the most abundant species sampled in oil palm plantation with 84 individuals while in fragmented forest Neptis hylas sopatra recorded the most abundant species of 36 individuals. Trogonoptera brookiana brookiana and Troides amphrysus flavicollis, protected species which is listed in CITES (Appendix II) were also sampled in both selected oil palm plantation and fragmented forest.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Butterfly, Oil palm plantation, Fragmented forest, Diversity, Nymphalidae.
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2020 01:26
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2020 01:26
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/32848

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