Terrestrial invertebrates on Pulau Jarak and Pulau Lalang, straits of Malacca

Hashim, Rosli and Ramli, R. and Sofian-Azirun, Mohd and Diah, S.Z.M. and Abdullah, N.A. (2008) Terrestrial invertebrates on Pulau Jarak and Pulau Lalang, straits of Malacca. Malaysian Journal of Science, 27 (3). pp. 119-122. ISSN 13943065

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Abstract

Two visits to Pulau Jarak and Pulau Lalang of Straits of Malacca were carried out on 5-6 June 2004 and 23-28 November 2007 to document the diversity of selected taxa of terrestrial invertebrates. Various techniques such as sweep nets, pit-fall traps, flying intersection traps, Winkler method, light traps, and manual search (assisted by visual aid such as digital cameras and digital video-camera) were employed. There were great variations in diversity of terrestrial invertebrates inhabiting both islands. In Pulau Jarak, a single species of land-crab (Gecarcoidea lalandii), three species of butterflies, a single species of fruit fly (Bactrocera carambolae) and seventeen species of ants were recorded. In Pulau Lalang, there were three species of butterflies and twenty-four species of ants. However, the study period was too short for a comprehensive representation of terrestrial invertebrates species inhabiting the islands.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ants, Butterfly, Fruit-fly, Ground beetles, Island terrestrial fauna, Land-crab, Species richness, Spiders, Tropical islands
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2013 01:45
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 05:35
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8312

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