Diversity, Abundance, Species Composition and Similarity of Genus Xanthopimpla (Ichneumonidae

Pimplinae) in Logged and Fragmented Forests of the Langat Basin in Selangor, Malaysia

Idris Abd. Ghani, J. Hanidah, A. D. Gonzaga, A. Nur Azura

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The diversity, abundance, species composition and similarity of genus Xanthopimpla (Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) in three logged and fragmented forests of the Langat Basin in Selangor, Malaysia were studied. A total of 46 Xanthopimpla individuals comprising of 22 species were recorded. Of the 22 species recorded, eight species (X. clava, X. minuta minuta, X. quatei, X. pluerostica, X. flaviceps, X. minuta lita, X. nigritarsis nigritarsis and X. tricapus sp1) were newly recorded for Peninsular Malaysia. The HSKLU (1107 ha) had 15 species representing 68.1% of the total species collected while HSUKM (105 ha) and HSKLS (7198 ha) had 9 (40.9%) and 7 (31.8%) species respectively. The number of Xanthopimpla species individuals was relatively higher in the forests (HSKLU) logged at 5 years ago than in the forests (HSKLS) logged at 26 years ago. The mean number of Xanthopimpla individuals collected was significantly different among forests, suggesting that the age and size of regeneration forests did correspond to the number of insects collected. The diversity of Xanthopimpla species was significantly different among forests; diversity was higher in the recently logged forests than in the older logged forests. Percent species similarity (Jaccard's Coefficient Index) was 43.8%, 40% and 14.3% between HSUKM and HSKLU, HSKLU and HSKLS, and HSUKM and HSKLS respectively. Bigger size forests and close distance forests do not necessarily have higher species diversity and similarity than the smaller forests. Higher percent species similarity was observed 'between 250 and 500 m distances from the edge of HSKLS and HSUKM' and 'between 5 and 250 m from the edge of HSKLU', indicating that the importance of forest edge effect on species diversity, abundance or similarity. The potential of Xanthopimpla to be used as a biological indicator of habitat (forest) disturbance is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Asia-Pacific Entomology
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2003

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Ichneumonidae
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species diversity
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forest regeneration
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Keywords

  • diversity
  • Ichneumonidae
  • logged and fragmented forest
  • Pimplinae
  • Xanthopimpla

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