First report of liposcelis bostrychophila badonnel (Psocoptera: Liposcelidae) as a museum insect pest in Malaysia

Chin, H.C. and Jeffery, J. and Ahmad, N.W. and Kiang, H.S. and Omar, B. and Othman, H. and Lim, L.H. (2010) First report of liposcelis bostrychophila badonnel (Psocoptera: Liposcelidae) as a museum insect pest in Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana, 39 (2). pp. 329-331. ISSN 0126-6039

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Abstract

This paper reports the infestation of psocid, Liposcelis bostrychophila Badonnel (Psocoptera: Liposcelidae) in the insect museum at Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur. These tiny organisms were recognised as museum insect pest and found frequently in the insect boxes containing mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches and butterflies. They feed on dead insect specimens and cause severe physical damages to the valuable reference specimens collected in the early 20(th) century. Hence, it is important to control their population immediately to prevent them from causing further deterioration to the museum collection.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: MR Faizal II H
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 01:21
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 09:02
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/14964

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