Prof Dr SULAIMAN HANAPI
Professor in Entomology
Drs (ITB), PhD (Manchester)
My general research interest is in parasitic insects of agriculture and insects of economic importance.Insects such as "silk worms","sago worms" and mole crickets are of particular interest to me as they are potential future sources of proteins for our local communities. Mole cricketsa and "sago worms" are pests of agriculture but they can be turned around to be of benefits to farmers.
Insects, being the most numerous lifeforms and conquering every ecological niche on the surface of this planet Earth, provide the best alternative source of proteins for the future. Insects are easy and cheap to rear, and are tasty. They are also nutritious. They also occur naturally in great abundance. Hundreds of species belonging to many orders are taken as occasional food by many communities all over the globe due to many reasons such as their aphrodisiac and medicinal properties, palatable taste, tradisional practices, and availability, etc.
My current research interest includes documenting insect species consumed as food by local communities, assessing species that can be promoted and reared in large numbers, and looking at cheap rearing methods that can easily be adopted by rural communities.
Currently, I am working on the production of "sago worm" eggs in laboratory environment which includes adults oviposition performance in captivity. I have successfully worked on silk worm eggs production, storage and hatching of eggs. I am also starting on the laboratory production of mole crickets eggs and cheap means for mass production.
My other research interests include ecological study of sago worm, documentation of Tephritid Fruit Flies of Sarawak, and the potensial use of cuticular hydrocarbons (waxes) for the identification and phylogenetic study of insects, particularly of beetles.
Selected publications - Refereed Journals
Sulaiman Hanapi and R. R. Askew (1990). The Biology of the sawfly, Pontania collactanea (Foerester) (Hym., Tenthredinidae).Ent. mon Mag (1990).
Leong Tak Seng, Leong Yueh Kwong, Ho Synn Chye, Khoo Khay Huat, Kam Suan Pheng, Sulaiman Hanapi, Wong Tat Meng, Richard S. Lagore, Wilhelmina De Lingny, and S. T. Tan (1987). Effect of a Crude Oil Terminal on Tropical Benthic Communities in Brunei. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 18(1):31-35.
Muney Serit, Fatimah Abang, Fasihuddin Ahmad, Sulaiman Hanapi, Othman Bojo, Laily B Din and Ghazally Ismail, 1996. Antitermite Properties of Two Plant Extracts from East Malaysia. Bulletin Kimia, 11 (1&2): 13-17.
Yap H. H. and Sulaiman Hanapi. (1976). Laboratory insecticide susceptibility tests against Mansonia larvae. Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Pub. Hlth. 7(4):575-580.
K. G. Pearce and Sulaiman Hanapi. (1984). Acherontia lachesis, a new pest of Teak (Tectona grandis) in Malaysia. Malay. Forester 47(1):80-81. Malay. Forester 47(1):80-81.
Selected publications - Proceedings
Sulaiman Hanapi and R. R. Askew (1986). Factors affecting the composition of parasitoid communities of insect galls on Salix (Salicaceae). Proc. MAPPS 2nd Int. Conf. Pl. Prot. Trop.(1986)
Muney Serit, Sulaiman Hanapi, Laily B Din and Mujo Kim, (1993). Termite Antifeedant limonoids from Phellodendron amaurense, Citrus natsudaidai Hayata (Rutaceae), and Azadirachta indica A. Juss (Meliaceae). Proc. 10th Annual Meeting & UNESCO Regional Workshop on Natural Products, UKM, Bangi, Malaysia (1993): 71-81.
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