Diversity and Abundance of Dacinae Fruit Flies (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae) in Pantai Melawi and Selising, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia

Yong, Hoi Sen and Hashim, Rosli and Sofian-Azirun, Mohd and Diah, S.Z.M. (2010) Diversity and Abundance of Dacinae Fruit Flies (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae) in Pantai Melawi and Selising, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science, 29 (3). pp. 63-66. ISSN 1394-3065

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Abstract

The diversity and abundance of Dacinae fruit flies of the family Tephritidae were studied at Pantai Melawi (Bachok) and Selising (Pasir Puteh), Kelantan. Male fruit flies were collected in the morning by using the attractants methyl eugenol and cue-lure. Three species (Bactrocera carambolae, Bactrocera papayae and Bactrocera melastomatos) were present in both localities, with B. papayae and B. melastomatos being more abundant in Pantai Melawi and B. carambolae more abundant in Selising. Bactrocera caudata occurred only in Pantai Melawi while Bactrocera umbrosa only in Selising. The two localities supported different species of Dacinae fruit flies and different density of the common species.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bactrocera species; Methyl eugenol; Cue-lure; Fruit flies; Tephritidae; Diversity; Abundance
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 01:37
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2019 04:26
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13388

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