Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Platystictidae - Drepanosticta quadrata

Platystictidae - Drepanosticta quadrata (Selys, 1860)

Family Platystictidae contains mainly forest species, and most of them are found to be endemic. Among the few species of Platystictidae recorded in the Peninsular Malaysia, Drepanosticta fontinalis is the most common one. Orr (2005) stated that D. quadrata is known only from Singapore Island. Actually, D. quadrata is also quite common in Peninsular Malaysia, particularly southern part of Peninsular Malaysia.