Welcome to Dipterocarp Seed Predators
This online resource provides information about the insects that feed on the fruit of Dipterocarps trees in tropical rainforests.
Dipterocarps are tropical, lowland trees found dominating the rainforests of South-East Asia.
Dipterocarp species are economically important not just for timber but for oil from the fruit.
Many dipterocarp species are endangered because of illegal logging and habitat conversion. The fruit is also destroyed by insect predators, which effects germination and potentially the future of many species.