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A Survey of the Lepidoptera, Biogeograhy and Ecology of New Caledonia

  • Authors
  • J. D. Holloway

Part of the Series Entomologica book series (SENT, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. J. D. Holloway
    Pages 1-6
  3. J. D. Holloway
    Pages 31-80
  4. J. D. Holloway
    Pages 81-130
  5. J. D. Holloway
    Pages 131-146
  6. J. D. Holloway
    Pages 227-248
  7. J. D. Holloway
    Pages 249-257
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 547-588

About this book

Introduction

I spent four months in New Caledonia in 1971 with the object of making a quantitative survey of the night-flying macrolepidoptera with light-traps and an assessment of the Rhopalocera and microlepidoptera. This fieldwork was financed by a Government Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Investigations adminis­ tered by the Royal Society, and by a grant from the Godman Fund. I devoted a further three weeks to sampling on Norfolk I. , and, with the help of local naturalists, Mr. and Mrs. F. JOWETT, was able to produce a detailed account of the biogeography and ecology of the moth fauna (HOLLOWAY, 1977). This book is an account of the results of the New Caledonian work, together with reviews of the geology, phytogeography and general zoogeography pre­ sented as background for the Lepidoptera fauna and its geography. Previous work on the macroheterocera, primarily papers by VIETTE (1948- 1971), had recorded not many more than a hundred species, a very low total considering the area of the island relative to that of the Fiji group where the moths were being studied by Dr. G. S. ROBINSON when the New Caledonian expedition was at the planning stage. The Fijian fauna then promised consider­ ably to exceed three hundred species. Evidently many more species awaited discovery in New Caledonia.

Keywords

ecology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-9597-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9599-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9597-0
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