Assemblages of braconidae (Hymenoptera) at agricultural and secondary forest ecosystem

Rabibah Razali, Abdullah Muhaimin Mohammad Din, Salmah Yaakop

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Abstract

Braconids are parasitoid insects which parasitize other insects by injecting their eggs into the larvae and eventually killing the hosts. Due to this character, braconids play an important role in stabilizing the natural and human-made environment. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diversity and distribution of braconids in two ecosystems. Nine Malaise traps were installed in each ecosystem for 30 days at five sampling sites, namely Bukit Rupa (BR), Bukit Fraser (BF), Ladang Zamrud (LZ), Felda Lui Muda (FLM) and Cherating (Ch). Samples were collected and kept in 75% alcohol for identification process. Two types of ecosystem were selected namely forest (secondary forest) and agricultural (oil palm plantation, star fruit orchard) ecosystems. A total of 1201 individuals were collected in 18 subfamilies and 137 morphospecies. From the results, BR showed the highest H', as it was a natural habitat for the braconids. FLM and LZ also showed high H' values, while Ch was the lowest. Based on the cluster analysis, the clade was divided into two groups; the oil palm plantation (LZ, FLM) and forest ecosystem (BF, BR). Ch was considered an outgroup because the braconid spesies found there were specific to Bactocera spp. Based on the rarefaction curve, LZ had the most stable curve compared to the others due to high sample size.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1784
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414464
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2016
Event2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016 - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Apr 201614 Apr 2016

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Other2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period13/4/1614/4/16

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ecosystems
insects
orchards
oils
larvae
rarefaction
cluster analysis
habitats
fruits
eggs
curves
alcohols
sampling
traps
stars

Keywords

  • abundance
  • cluster
  • diversity
  • parasitoid
  • Shannon index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Razali, R., Din, A. M. M., & Yaakop, S. (2016). Assemblages of braconidae (Hymenoptera) at agricultural and secondary forest ecosystem. In 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium (Vol. 1784). [060045] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966883

Assemblages of braconidae (Hymenoptera) at agricultural and secondary forest ecosystem. / Razali, Rabibah; Din, Abdullah Muhaimin Mohammad; Yaakop, Salmah.

2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016. 060045.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Razali, R, Din, AMM & Yaakop, S 2016, Assemblages of braconidae (Hymenoptera) at agricultural and secondary forest ecosystem. in 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. vol. 1784, 060045, American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016, Selangor, Malaysia, 13/4/16. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966883
Razali R, Din AMM, Yaakop S. Assemblages of braconidae (Hymenoptera) at agricultural and secondary forest ecosystem. In 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2016. 060045 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966883
Razali, Rabibah ; Din, Abdullah Muhaimin Mohammad ; Yaakop, Salmah. / Assemblages of braconidae (Hymenoptera) at agricultural and secondary forest ecosystem. 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016.
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