First report of liposcelis bostrychophila badonnel (Psocoptera

Liposcelidae) as a Museum Insect Pest in Malaysia

Heo Chong Chin, John Jeffery, Nazni Wasi Ahmad, Heah Sock Kiang, Baharudin Omar, Hidayatul Fathi Othman, Lee Han Lim

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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 20th century. Hence, it is important to control their population immediately to prevent them from causing further deterioration to the museum collection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-331
Number of pages3
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume39
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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  • Insect pest
  • Liposcelis bostrychophila
  • Malaysia
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First report of liposcelis bostrychophila badonnel (Psocoptera : Liposcelidae) as a Museum Insect Pest in Malaysia. / Chin, Heo Chong; Jeffery, John; Ahmad, Nazni Wasi; Kiang, Heah Sock; Omar, Baharudin; Othman, Hidayatul Fathi; Lim, Lee Han.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 39, No. 2, 04.2010, p. 329-331.

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Chin, Heo Chong ; Jeffery, John ; Ahmad, Nazni Wasi ; Kiang, Heah Sock ; Omar, Baharudin ; Othman, Hidayatul Fathi ; Lim, Lee Han. / First report of liposcelis bostrychophila badonnel (Psocoptera : Liposcelidae) as a Museum Insect Pest in Malaysia. In: Sains Malaysiana. 2010 ; Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 329-331.
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