International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

Volume 1, Issue 3

Light attracted insect taxa in Songculan Lagoon, Songculan, Dauis, Bohol, Philippines

Author(s): Hongayo Menelo C, Navales Camille P, Quieta Josefino Jr. D.,
Signo Aileen Ruth D.

Abstract: Light attracted insect taxa are insects that are attracted to light including those artificial lights. This study aimed to identify light attracted insect taxa in Songculan Lagoon, Songculan Dauis, Bohol, Philippines; and compute and compare the relative abundance of the light attracted insect taxa. This study was limited to light attracted insect taxa identification up to order level. Sampling involved using of improvised white LED light traps that were randomly installed in four sampling stations around the lagoon. Ten insect taxa were identified namely: Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Coleoptera, Orthoptera, Hemiptera, Psocoptera, Neuroptera, Isoptera, Diptera, and Embiidina. The most abundant insect order during the whole sampling period was Order Diptera, which was composed of mosquitoes and flies due to the response of their visual stimuli.

Fig: Insect taxa collected samples in the selected stations in songculan lagoon

Fig: Insect taxa collected samples in the selected stations in songculan lagoon

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