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J. Trop. Resour. Sustain. Sci. 2 (2014) 53-58

Macromoths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) in Jeli, Kelantan : A Preliminary Checklist

Norashikin Fauzi, Kamarul Hambali*, Fong K.E

Faculty of Earth Science, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, 17600, Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia
*Email Address : [email protected]

Abstract : An initial checklist of moths of Jeli, Kelantan is presented. A total of 673 individuals of macromoths (Heterocera) comprising of 161 species belonging to 12 families were recorded from light traps samples. Among the 12 families encountered, two major families of macromoths namely Noctuidae and Geometridae represented the most diverse families with 28 and 44 species respectively. Overall, the four least diverse families were Limacodidae, Europtidae, Uraniidae and Saturniidae with 2,3,3 and 5 species encountered.

Keywords : Checklist,Macromoths,Lepidoptera,Jeli,Kelantan,