Comparative Study on Moths (Heterocera: Noctuidae) diversity in Selected Oil Palm Plantation and Fragmented Forest

Mohamad Ashraf, Abdul Mutalib (2015) Comparative Study on Moths (Heterocera: Noctuidae) diversity in Selected Oil Palm Plantation and Fragmented Forest. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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A study on diversity of moths was conducted in PPB Oil Palm Plantation, Miri, Sarawak for 15 days. This study aims to compare the species diversity and abundance of Noctuid moths in the oil palm plantation and the fragmented forest. A total of 54 species and 134 individuals belonging to five subfamilies were recorded from both sites by using Modified Pennsylvanian light traps. The subfamily Catocalinae was found to be the most abundant in terms of species richness and number of individual in the fragmented forest followed by Hadeninae, Noctuinae, Euteliinae and Stictopterinae. In the oil palm plantation, Catocalinae was also found to be the most abundant subfamily followed by Hadeninae and Noctuinae. The Shannon-Weiner species diversity index computed using EstimateS software in the fragmented forest was 3.411 and the species diversity index in oil palm plantation was 2.754. There was one rare species and four endemic species to Borneo recorded in this study. The rare species was Hypospila ossigeroides (Catocalinae) and the endemic species were Ischyja subreducta (Catocalinae), Ugia disjungens (Catocalinae), Dyrzela boscoides (Hadeninae) and Xestia isolata (Noctuinae).

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Noctuidae, Moths, Oil palm plantation, Fragmented forest, Modified Pennsylvanian light traps
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2020 02:17
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2020 02:17

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