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Malays. Appl. Biol. (2014) 43(2): 105-109

A FIRST RECORD OF GREGARIOUS MOTH PEST, HERPETOGRAMMA PLATYCAPNA (MEYRICK) OF FERN SPECIES, ANGIOPTERIS EVECTA (G. FORST.) HOFFM FROM Malaysia

GHAZALI, S. Z., MD-ZAIN, B. M., MAIDEEN, H., MAIMON, A., & YAAKOP, S.

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) 43600 Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA

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ABSTRACT

In this study, a first record on interaction of insect with fern species has been presented from Malaysia. Molecular identification of cytochrome oxidase I gene (COI) has revealed the Herpetogramma platycapna (Meyrick) is a gregarious pest of Angiopteris evecta (G. Forst.) Hoffm. The pest species also has been reconfirmed based on morphological characters.

Keywords: Moth; Herpetogramma platycapna (Meyrick); COI gene; DNA barcoding; Angiopteris evecta (G. Forst.) Hoffm

Keywords: Moth; Herpetogramma platycapna (Meyrick); COI gene; DNA barcoding; Angiopteris evecta (G. Forst.) Hoffm

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