The presence of butterflies within an ecosystem is influenced by the availability of host plants and food. Butterflies have specific host plants to lay eggs and to get food for the larvae. One of the methods to collect butterfly by using fruit traps. The purpose of this research was to know the diversity of butterflies by using fruit trap in Bukit Duabelas and Harapan Forest landscape Jambi. Butterfly sampling was conducted on seven different land types: forest, forest riparian, jungle rubber, rubber plantation, riparian rubber plantation, oil palm plantation, and riparian oil palm plantation. Traps in pairs of 4 pieces using banana (2 traps) and pineapple fruit (2 traps). Trapping started from 08.00 am to 5.00 pm. The number of butterflies caught with banana traps was 52 species and 417 individuals. The highest number of butterflies caught is in the forest than to other land types. Mycalesis mineus (24 individuals) and Elymnias congruent (50 individuals) from the subfamily Satyrinae are the dominant species caught in traps. The traps with pineapple bait (44 species and 227 individuals) attracted more butterflies than the traps with banana (37 species and 190 individuals) as bait. The results of this study implied that the transformation of land use influenced the diversity of butterflies.
Diversity of butterflies (Lepidoptera) caught by using fruit traps in Bukit duabelas and Harapan Forest landscape, Jambi
Rawati Panjaitan, Purnama Hidayat, Damayanti Buchori, Djunijanti Peggie, Idham Sakti Harahap, Jochen Drescher, Stefan Scheu; Diversity of butterflies (Lepidoptera) caught by using fruit traps in Bukit duabelas and Harapan Forest landscape, Jambi. AIP Conf. Proc. 3 July 2019; 2120 (1): 070015. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5115732
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