Insect’s Visitation on Melastoma malabathricum in UKM Bangi Forest Reserve
Journal: Environment & Ecosystem Science (EES)
Author:Syuhada Ataa, Izfa Riza Hazmi, Siti Fatimah bt Samsudin
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The study on insect’s visitation on Melastoma malabathricum was carried out at UKM Bangi Forest Reserve, Selangor from February till April 2016. A total of 214 insect individuals comprising of three order, seven families and 15 species were identified. Hymenoptera recorded the highest percentage of 91 % (195 individuals), followed by Coleoptera with 5 % (10 individuals) and Hemiptera with 4 % (9 individuals). Ten species of Hymenoptera namely Trigona itama, T. thoracica, Amegilla zonata, Ceratina perforatrix, Nomia iridescens, Xylocopa confusa, X. latipes, Camponotus japonicus, Lasius fuliginosus and Solenopsis invincta, three species of Coleoptera namely Ischnopterapion virens, Hoplasoma unicolor and Dercetisoma concolor of and two species of Hemiptera Cyrtolobus ovatus and Chlorochroa sp. were successfully identified. The One–way ANOVA showed that there was a significant different (p < 0.05) (P = 0.01) on the total of insect’s sampled on regards to the different sampling’s event (month)..