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grey_new_seo2-17-256 Agriculture and Medical Entomology


2013 Ph.D Universiti Sains Malaysia (Medical Entomology)
2006 M.Sc Universiti Sains Malaysia (Applied Entomology)
2002 B.Sc Universiti Sains Malaysia(Applied Entomology)


Nur Aida graduated with B.Sc. in Applied Science, majoring in applied entomology and minoring in management studies from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). She obtained her M.Sc. also in applied entomology from USM in 2006. In 2013 she received a Ph.D. degree in medical entomology from USM for her studies on the population abundance, distribution, forecasting models and breeding habitat ecology of dengue vectors in Penang Island. Before joining Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) as an academic staff in 2014, she worked as Research officer at the School of Biological Sciences, USM. As the research officer in entomology she was involved in research related to mosquitoes, flies, cockroach, ants and aquatic insects. Her current research projects in UMT focus on biology, ecology and control of agriculture and stored product insect pests such as sweet potato weevil, rice weevil, brown plant hopper, stem borer and leaf roller of paddy. She also currently conducting research on biology, ecology and behaviour of dengue vectors in Terengganu as well as insect pests associated with stingless bees.

Research Interests

Agricultural, medical (mosquitoes), urban entomology

Selected Publications

Nur Aida H., Abu Hassan A., Anita T., Nurita A.T., Dieng H., Suhaila A.H., Rajasaygar S., Nur Hafiza M., Farida A. 2017. Developing time-based model for the prediction of breeding activities of dengue vectors using early life cycle variables and epidemiological information in Northern Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine 34(3): 1–17.

Nur Aida H., Abu Hassan, A., Anita T, Farida, A., Kumara T.K. 2017. Co-Breeding Association of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti in Relation to Location and Container Size. Tropical Life Science Research. In Press

Nur Aida H., A.R., Shamsul Bahri, Norasmah Basari, Nur Hafizah Sharudin. 2017. Mass infestation of black soldier fly Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) on colonies of the Indo-Malayan stingless bees Geniotrigona thoracica and Heterotrigona itamaJournal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 11(2): 9-15.

Nur Aida, H., Mohammad Zarith, Z., Siti Nor Shuhada A., Khadijah, S., Basari, N., Shamsul Bahri, A.R. And Nurul Faziha, I. 2017. Morphological Identification of Weevil and Fungal Pathogen Associated with Sweet Potato Tuber during Storage. Malaysian Applied Biology. 46(3): 81–88.

Suhaila A.H., Siti Hamidah I., Nur Aida H. 2017. Distribution Patterns of Baetis (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) as Tolerant Taxa in Freshwater Biological Monitoring. Malaysian Applied Biology. 46(3): 151–160.

Nur Aida H., Masniza Abd Aziz, Norasmah Basari, Khadijah Saad, Aiman Hanis Jasmi, Suhaila Ab Hamid. 2017. Diversity and Guild Structure of Insects during Rice Flowering Stage at a Selected Rice Field in Penang, Malaysia. Malaysian Applied Biology. 46(3): 161–169.

Siti Hamidah I., Suhaila A. H., Nur Aida H. 2017. Larval Instars Determination and Secondary Production of the Mayfly Baetis idei (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) From Rivers in the Bukit Merah Catchment Area, Perak. Malaysian Applied Biology. 46(3): 171–184.

Nur Aida H., Nurul Adawiyah Z., Khadijah S., Norasmah B. 2017. The Infestation of Cylas formicarius (Coleoptera: Brentidae) and Its Effect on Post-Harvest Quality of Storage Sweet Potatoes. Malaysian Applied Biology. 46(3): 185–193.

Nur Aida H., Nurul Nadia Samsuddin, Khadijah Saad, Vu Thanh Tu Anh. 2017.

Effects of Several Plant Leaves on Rice Weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Productivity and Stored Rice Qualities. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences 5(3): 104-112.

Khadijah S., Z. Ariff, M.R. Nurlaili, A. Sakiinah, A. H. Izzudin, A.K. Mursyidah, Rita N., Nur Aida H. 2017. Fasciola and Paramphistomum infection in large Ruminants. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research 10(6):19-26.

Suhaila Ab.H., Mohd Fakhrullah S.M.A., Nur Aida Hashim. 2016. Role of Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera (Insecta) functional feeding groups in leaf decomposition in Tropical River. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 9: 204-213.

Basari N., Aiman Syazwan H., Mohd Zairi Z., Nur Aida H. 2016. Larval Distributions and breeding habitats of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus in Kuala Terengganu Tropical Biomedicine 33: 420-427.

Suhaila Ab.H., Mohammad Sharifuddin S., Kumara T.K., Nur Aida Hashim. 2016. Distribution and Morphometrical Variations of Stingless Bees (Apidae: Meliponini) In Urban and Forest Areas of Penang Island. Malaysia Journal of Tropical Resources and Sustainable Science 4: 1-5.

Hamady Dieng, Ooi Seow Hui, Ahmad Abu Hassan, Fatimah Abang, Idris Abd Ghani, Tomomitsu S., Miake F., Ahmad H., Fukumitsu Y., Zuharah W.F., Ab Majid A.H., Abu Kassim N.F., Nur Aida Hashim, Nolasco-Hipolito C. 2015. Changes in the biting activity of a dengue vector relative to larval and adult nutritional histories: Implications for preventive measures. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 18: 507-513.

Satho T., Dieng H., Muhammad Hishamuddin I.A., Salbiah E., Abu Hassan A., Fatimah A., Abd Ghani I.,  Miake F., Hamdan A., Fukumitsu Y., Zuharah W.F., Abdul Hafiz A.M., Abu Kassim N.F., Nur Aida Hashim, Ajibola O.O., Al-Khayyat F.A., Nolasco-Hipolito C. 2015. Coffee and its waste repel gravid Aedes albopictus females and inhibit the development of their embryos. Parasites & Vectors 8: 272

Dieng H., Rahimah H., Abu Hassan A., Abd Ghani I., Fatimah A., Satho T., Miake F., Hamdan A., Fukumitsu Y., Nur Aida Hashim, Zuharah W.F., Abu Kassim N.F., Abdul Hafiz A.M., Selvarajoo R., Nolasco-Hipolito C, Ajibola O.O., Tuen A.A. 2015. Occurrence of a mosquito vector in bird houses: Developmental consequences and potential epidemiological implications. Acta Tropica 145: 68-78

Khadijah S., Tan F.H. Andy, Sultan Syed Abdul Kabeer Khadijah, Anwarali Khan Mursyidah Khairi, Hashim Nur Aida , and Ab. Rahman Wahab. 2014. Parasite Infection in Two Goat Farms Located in Kuala Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences 2: 2324-1571

Khadijah S., Andy T.F.H., Khadijah S.S.A.K., Khairi A.K.M., Nur Aida H., Wahab A.R.. 2014.  Parasite Infection in Two Goat Farms Located in Kuala Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences. 2(06): 463-468.

Dieng H., Sudha R., Abu Hassan A., Che Salmah MR., Hamdan A., Satho T., Miake F., Wan F.Z., Fukumitsu Y., Ahmad Ramli S., Suhaila A.H., Vargas R.E.M., Abdul Hafiz A.M., Nik F., Nur Faeza A.K., Nur Aida H., Idris A.G., Fatimah A., Sazaly A. 2014. Indirect effects of cigarette butt waste on the dengue vector Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Acta Tropica 130: 123–130.

Nur Aida H., Dieng H., Abu Hassan A., Satho T., Nurita A.T., Che Salmah M.R., Miake F., Norasmah B.(2011). The biology and demographic parameters of Aedes albopictus in northern peninsular Malaysia. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 472-477.

Nur Aida H., Abu Hassan A., Che Salmah M.R., Nurita A.T., Norasmah B. 2008. Life Tables Sudy of Immmature Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae) During the Wet and Dry Seasons in Penang, Malaysia. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 39(1): 39-47.

Nur Aida H., Abu Hassan A., Che Salmah M.R., Nurita A.T., Norasmah B. 2008. Population Analysis of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae) Under Uncontrolled Laboratory Conditions. Tropical Biomedicine 25(2): 117-125.

Nurita A.T., Abu Hassan A., Nur Aida H. 2008. Species Composition Surveys of Synanthropic Fly Populations in Northern Peninsular Malaysia Tropical Biomedicine 25(2): 145-153.

Nurita A.T., Abu Hassan A., Nur Aida H., Norasmah B. 2008. Field Evaluations of Granular Fly Bait, Quick Bayt® Againts Synanthropic Flies. Tropical Biomedicine 25(2): 126-133.

Nurita A.T., Abu Hassan A., Nur Aida H., Norasmah B., Che Salmah M.R. 2007. The Seasonal Abundance of Synanthropic Fly Populations in Two Selected Food Outlets in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Jurnal Biosains 18(1): 81-91.

Norasmah B., Abu Hassan A., Che Salmah M.R., Nurita A.T., Nur Aida H. 2006. Daily Foraging Pattern and Proteinaceous Food Preferences of Solenopsis geminate (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Tropical Biomedicine 23(2): 134-139.

Norasmah B., Abu Hassan A., Che Salmah M.R., Nurita A.T., Nur Aida H. 2006. Secies Composition, Monthly Abundance and Food Preferences of Structure- Infesting Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Student Housing in USM, Penang Malaysia. Malays. Appl. Biol. 35(2): 1-12.