Plant Association of Lanternflies(Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) from Malaysian Borneo

Ahmad Irfan, Abdul Razak and Siti Nurlydia, Sazali and Ratnawati, Hazali and Farah Nabillah, Abu Hasan Aidil Fitri (2020) Plant Association of Lanternflies(Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) from Malaysian Borneo. Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology, 10 (2). pp. 172-178. ISSN 0128-9769

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The family Fulgoridae is known for their distinct morphological structures and striking colouration. Despite so, comprehensive documentation of insect-plant interaction from this charismatic family is greatly scarce. Presented here are records of plant association across four species of Fulgoridae from Malaysian Borneo. The current study was based on voucher specimens and field samplings from selected localities in Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. A total of 11 species of plants belonging to 11 genera and nine families were recorded. Three fulgorid species namely Penthicodes quadrimaculata, Pyrops intricatusand Py. sultanusshares the same host plant being the mata kucing fruit tree(Dimocarpus longan ssp.malesianus). The most speciose insect-plant association belongs to Pe. farinosa and Py. sultanus with six species documented. This is the first record of host plants reported for Py.intricatus, Pe. farinosa and Pe. quadrimaculatain Malaysian Borneo.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fulgoridae, host plant, insect-plant association, Malaysian Borneo, Sabah, Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 08:35
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2021 03:46

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