Journal of
Entomology and Nematology

  • Abbreviation: J. Entomol. Nematol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9855
  • DOI: 10.5897/JEN
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 139

Full Length Research Paper

Stoneflies (Insecta: Plecoptera) in Malaysian tropical rivers: Diversity and seasonality

Suhaila, A. H.* and Che Salmah, M. R.
School of Biological Sciences, University Sains Malaysia. 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 December 2010
  •  Published: 28 February 2011



Adult stoneflies (Plecoptera) were trapped in. light trap from January to December 2008 in Tupah River, Malaysia. Plecoptera was only represented by two families viz., Perlidae and Nemouridae in the study region. Abundance was less but nine species recorded. Abundance of Plecoptera was more affected in the wet seasons especially for the family Nemouridae. N. asperata was a common species that occurred through out the year. N. fallax was equally common although this species was absent during early part of the year. The percentage of females was higher than male for all species of Plecoptera collected.


Key words: Upstream river, plecoptera, season, sex, Peninsular Malaysia.