Moth fauna (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Gunung Tebu Forest Reserve, Terengganu, Malaysia

Norela Sulaiman, Mohamad Asraf Mohd Bakri, Khairul Marwan Kahar, Mohamad Zabidi Yaacob, Ian Boler

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Abstract

A study of moth fauna was conducted at the GunungTebu Forest Reserve, Terengganu, during the Biodiversity Scientific Expedition from the 8thto 13th July 2012. Passive sampling was carried out in the forest reserve area and along the river near the campsite (LataBelantanForest reserve) for three consecutive days using a light trap, while at the GunungTebu itself, sampling was done using a metal trap and a white cotton sheet illuminated by a standard Actinic fluorescentlight run overnight in a semi-open part of the forest from 2000 to 2300 hours. The checklist of moths recorded here comprises 83 species under 13 families, namely: Geometridae (29 species), Arctiidae (11 species), Noctuidae (12 species), Sphingidae (7 species), Uraniidae (4 species), Nolidae (4 species), Lymantriidae (6 species), Saturnidae (1 species), Notodontidae (3 species), Lasciocampidae (3 species), Pyralidae, Zygaenidae and Crambidae(with one species each), respectively. The most dominant family recorded here is Geometridae, while the most dominant species is HomodespropitiaGuenée. The diversity of moths at the GunungTebuForest reserve is moderately high and it is evenly distributed. The recorded number of moths was compared with those from the other study areas around Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-389
Number of pages14
JournalMalayan Nature Journal
Volume66
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

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Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Gunungtebu forest reserve
  • Heterocera
  • Lepidoptera
  • Moth

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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Sulaiman, N., Mohd Bakri, M. A., Kahar, K. M., Yaacob, M. Z., & Boler, I. (2014). Moth fauna (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Gunung Tebu Forest Reserve, Terengganu, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal, 66(4), 376-389.

Moth fauna (Lepidoptera : Heterocera) of Gunung Tebu Forest Reserve, Terengganu, Malaysia. / Sulaiman, Norela; Mohd Bakri, Mohamad Asraf; Kahar, Khairul Marwan; Yaacob, Mohamad Zabidi; Boler, Ian.

In: Malayan Nature Journal, Vol. 66, No. 4, 01.12.2014, p. 376-389.

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Sulaiman, N, Mohd Bakri, MA, Kahar, KM, Yaacob, MZ & Boler, I 2014, 'Moth fauna (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Gunung Tebu Forest Reserve, Terengganu, Malaysia', Malayan Nature Journal, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 376-389.
Sulaiman, Norela ; Mohd Bakri, Mohamad Asraf ; Kahar, Khairul Marwan ; Yaacob, Mohamad Zabidi ; Boler, Ian. / Moth fauna (Lepidoptera : Heterocera) of Gunung Tebu Forest Reserve, Terengganu, Malaysia. In: Malayan Nature Journal. 2014 ; Vol. 66, No. 4. pp. 376-389.
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