Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 27, Issue 3, 2021; Page No.(1236-1242)


Rahmini, Yuliantoro Baliadi, Eko Hari Iswanto and Dede Munawar


Research on pests in swamp rice agroecosystem was conducted in Sub district Tanjunglago, Banyuasin District, South Sumatra, Indonesia used survey method. This study was aimed to determine arthropods species found in this ecosystem. The survey was conducted in 2015 planting season. Sampling arhtropoda used insect nets, sticky traps and direct observation on the rice plants. Arthropods found stated as pests, natural enemies (predator and parasitoids), and neutral insects. Arthropods commonly found were of the class Insecta (insects) and Arachnidae (spider). Insects and pests which were found in tidal swamp agroecosystem at vegetative stage were leaf folder, grasshoppers and green leafhoppers. Brown plant hopper and green leaf hopper caught were very low, by insect nets and sticky traps attached. Predators found were from the Ordo Coleoptera, Odonata, Hemiptera, Orthoptera, and Araneae (Arachnida). The most common predator found were spiders and Coccinella, while other predators such as Paederus, Ophionea, Dragonfly. Cyrtorhinus found in several locations with relatively low population