Horizontal and Vertical Diversity of Ichneumonid Wasps (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) in the Sungkai Wildlife Forest Reserve in Perak, Malaysia

Idris Abd. Ghani, S. S. Kee

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Abstract

A study on diversity of ichneumonid wasps in the Sungkai Forest Reserve was studied from June to September in 2000. To investigate the horizontal diversity, samplings were taken using Malaise traps placed along three transect lines started from forest edge to 600 m into the forest interior. For the vertical diversity study, traps were installed at the base and top portion of the 12 m towers. In the horizontal diversity study, diversity of ichneumonid species (H′) increased toward the interior forest but the diversity was not significantly different between 400 m and 600 m treatments. In the vertical diversity study, species diversity decreased as we go upward direction. The species similarity index (Jaccard's coefficient index) indicated that the number of ichneumonid species was significantly different among treatments. The reasons for low ichneumonid diversity at 12 m above ground and no change in diversity as we go deeper in to the forest are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Asia-Pacific Entomology
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2002

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Ichneumonidae
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Keywords

  • abundance
  • diversity
  • horizontal diversity
  • ichneumonids
  • vertical diversity

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  • Insect Science

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Horizontal and Vertical Diversity of Ichneumonid Wasps (Hymenoptera : Ichneumonidae) in the Sungkai Wildlife Forest Reserve in Perak, Malaysia. / Abd. Ghani, Idris; Kee, S. S.

In: Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, Vol. 5, No. 1, 05.2002, p. 85-89.

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