Diversity and abundance of beetle at Kuala Kelapor, National Park, Malaysia

Musthafa, Muneeb M. and Rajandram, Davindran and Abdullah, Fauziah (2019) Diversity and abundance of beetle at Kuala Kelapor, National Park, Malaysia. Serangga, 24 (2). pp. 198-215. ISSN 1394-5130,

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National Park is one of the oldest rainforests found in South-east Asia andit hasa very complex ecosystem. The objective of this study was to preparean inventory on beetle abundance and diversity at Kuala Kelapor National Park, Malaysia. Beetles were sample during pitfall traps, Malaise traps and light traps at five different trails in April 2015. This study successfully recorded709 individuals of beetles from 93 different species belonging to 26 different families. The most abundant species was Coccotrypes sp. 1, followed by Coccotrypes sp. 2 and Aetheomorpha sp. 1. The abundant beetle families were Curculionidae, Chrysomelidae and Scarabaeidae. Light traps and pitfall traps showed almost identical number of beetles collected, while Malaise traps recorded of107 individuals. Higher number of beetles were collected from Trail 3, followed by Trail 1 and base camp. The Shannon diversity index, Simpson diversity index and Fisher alpha diversity showed higher diversity values, which suggests that National Park accommodates a high diversity of beetles. Abundance is measured using Margalef index and Menhinick indices, showed values of 13.88 and 3.47, respectively. This information could be used as an initial step to analyze the potential use of beetles as a bioindicator group in Malaysia and climate change studies. © 2019, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Press. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya grant no. RP004E/13SUS and PG059/2014B
Uncontrolled Keywords: Beetles; Biodiversity; Ecosystem; Forest; Traps
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 07:48
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 07:48
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/23914

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