Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

1990 additions to the annotated list of the insects of Macau.

Abstract

One Orthoptera, 18 species of Coleoptera, 6 Diptera, 12 Heteroptera, 17 Lepidoptera and 1 species of Neuroptera are listed from Macau. The majority of species were collected on the outside walls, ceilings or on the floors of buildings comprising the University of East Asia campus on the island of Taipa during early morning hours. Among species of potential medical importance were Triatoma rubrofasciata, Chrysomya megacephala, Armigeres magnus, A. subalbatus, Culex sumatranus and the meloid beetles Epicauta tibialis and Mylabris phalerata. The streblid Raymondia pagodarum was found on the fur of the bat Miniopterus schreibersi. Eristalis larvae were found in polluted drains. The staphylinids Anatylus tetrocarinatus and Philonthus longicornis were found beneath human faeces and carrion, respectively. [See also Entomological News, 102: 105-111 (1991)].