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International Journal of Zoological Research
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 126-135
DOI: 10.3923/ijzr.2009.126.135
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Rove Beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of Lanjak Entimau, Sarawak, East Malaysia

Fauziah Abdullah and Ibnu Sina

A study to determine the abundance of rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) was conducted from 15 to 28 June, 2008 at the dipterocarp forest of Lanjak Entimau, Sarawak, Malaysia. Collections were made at five sites namely Kawi River, Menyaring II, Satap, Begua and Joh River. A total of 175 rove beetles comprising of 17 species were sampled from all 5 sites of Lanjak Entimau. There was a high abundance (Margalef index, 3.097) and moderate diversity (Simpson diversity index, 0.798) of rove beetles at Lanjak Entimau. Four species were identified to species level, Orphnebius bakerianus Motschulscky, 1858, Eleusis kraatzi LeConte, 1863, Belonuchus quadratu Nordman, 1837, Bledius gracilicornis Casey, 1889. Seven species were identified to genus level Orphnebius sp., Coproporus sp., Paederus sp1, Paederus sp2, Hesperus sp., Lispinus sp., Bledius sp. and six species could not be identified even to genus level. Six unidentified species probably new for Science. Moderate diversity and high abundance of rove beetles at Lanjak Entimau are due to diverse habitats. Some differences in species sampled from peninsular Malaysia is explained in terms of isolation between Sarawak in Borneo island with peninsular Malaysia.
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Fauziah Abdullah and Ibnu Sina, 2009. Rove Beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of Lanjak Entimau, Sarawak, East Malaysia. International Journal of Zoological Research, 5: 126-135.

DOI: 10.3923/ijzr.2009.126.135






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