KERAGAMAN JENIS DAN POPULASI SERANGGA PADA TANAMAN CABAI DI WILAYAH TOBELO
Chili (Capsicum sp.) Is one type of plant that has high selling value and is widely cultivated. The people of North Halmahera Regency cultivate and consume two varieties of chili namely Capsicum annum L. and var. Acuminatum fingerh or curly chili and Capsicum annum var Longum or Miss chili. Chili (Capsicum sp.), In terms of cultivation many types of plant-disturbing organisms (OPT) that often attack chili plants and are difficult to control because of the lack of knowledge of the types of pests that cause farmers difficulties in carrying out the control process, therefore this study feels It is necessary to conduct this research with the aim to find out the diversity of insect species in chilli plants in the North Halmahera region and to find out the insect population in the chilli plants, with the hope that this research can be used as a solution to help chilli farmers in North Halmahera certainly in the process of controlling and increase quality chili production. research on species diversity and insect population was carried out in 4 fields, namely 2 plantations of Capsicum annuum L. var Acuminatum fingerh (curly chili) and 2 Capsicum annum var fields. Longum (miss chili) in the Tobelo region, North Halmahera district and planned for 1 year. Sampling uses yellow traps, sweep traps and manual capture. All trapped and captured insects are collected and put into collection bottles and clear plastic and then taken to the BASIC Science Laboratory to identify and calculate the population.