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Food preference of oryzaephilus surinamensis (coleoptera: silvanidae) to different types of plant products

Abdul, Nurul Huda and Mohamed, Noor Amni (2019) Food preference of oryzaephilus surinamensis (coleoptera: silvanidae) to different types of plant products. Malaysian Journal of Halal Research Journal, 2 (2). pp. 53-57. ISSN 2616-1923

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Oryzaephilus surinamensis is one of the stored product insect that commonly found in Malaysia. The biological study through host range or food preferences of O. surinamensis is important for the development of sustainable management practice to control its infestation. The objective of this study was to identify the food preference of O. surinamensis to different plant products in relation to food type and moisture content. Twenty adult of O. surinamensis were exposed to three different group of food; dried fruits (date, raisin, apricot, fig), grain/cereals (rice, barley, oat grout, dried maize), and nuts (almond, ground nut, walnut, cashew nut) for 240h in laboratory Kulliyyah of Science, IIUM Kuantan. Moisture content in each food was also measured. It was found out that the most preferred food by O. surinamensis is oat groat of cereal grain group with medium level of moisture content. Further analysis on food moisture suggested that under current experimental conditions (temperature of 27℃ and 64% relative humidity within 240h of exposure), food moisture content does not affect pest infestation and distribution.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8105/78624
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oryzaephilus surinamensis, insect, food preference, moisture content
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541.13 Ecology
Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Depositing User: DR. NURUL HUDA ABDUL
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 16:09
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 16:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/78624

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