International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)

Morphological characteristics of bedbugs (Cimex sp.) from Manado and Sitaro North Sulawesi, Indonesia


Grace Kalangi, Max Tulung, Christin Salaki, Lucia Mandey

Geographically Manado is the capital of North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, while Sitaro is one of the districts in the province of North Sulawesi directly adjacent to the Philippines. About 50 years stinkbug population decreased dramatically, but an increase in the population of bedbugs in various parts of the world in early 2000. It has carried out research that is focused on the analysis of morphological characteristics Cimex sp. originating from the islands, namely Sitaro district, and from the city of Manado as the capital city of North Sulawesi province. A total of 10 characters morphometry was used to compare bedbugs based on the origin of the sample. Moreover, the structure morphology compared based on qualitative characters such as the color of the body etc. Morphometric characters measured and analyzed using a three-dimensional microscope hirox KH8700 equipped with measurement software. The results showed that Based on morphology, bedbugs from Sitaro have differences with bedbugs from Manado. Differences in morphological characters which is the average length of the body, the intensity of trichomes on the head and thorax, color and size of the abdomen. The results of the factor analysis, three groupings of morphological characters bedbugs from Sitaro and Manado. The results of cluster analysis to form four groupings based on similarities morphometry.
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How to cite this article:
Grace Kalangi, Max Tulung, Christin Salaki, Lucia Mandey. Morphological characteristics of bedbugs (Cimex sp.) from Manado and Sitaro North Sulawesi, Indonesia. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2017, Pages 70-75
International Journal of Entomology Research