sample vol. 3 click here
of Borneo is a major part work production, estimated to run to 18 volumes
covering all the 'macro' moths recorded from Borneo, currently estimated
at some 4,500 species, all of which are illustrated in colour. Twelve parts have already been published, with
six more to come (See
The work has been undertaken by Dr J D Holloway, who has been working on
the subject for more than 20 years (See About the
As a result of contacts with Universiti Sarawak Malaysia, ARBEC and The
Natural History Museum, London as well as , the ASEAN Regional Centre for
Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC) headed by Dr John MacKinnon, it was
decided to put the whole work online. So far volumes 3 and 1 have
been put online. The remainder of those published will follow
shortly. Volume 3, which includes the popular groups, Sphingidae
(Hawk Moths) and Saturniidae (Emperor Moths) will be available free as a
sample until further notice. The remainder will be by subscription (See Orders)
The series is
in tropical Asia and Australasia concerned with identification of
Lepidoptera of importance to man in agriculture, horticulture, forestry,
land management and conservation.
systematists world wide
and school teachers in South East Asia concerned with taxonomy and
identification in biology and natural history.
interested in the moths of the area.
of all Bornean species, a high proportion of which are found throughout
the Oriental tropics
of the majority of crop pests occurring in the Indo-Australian humid
of a high proportion of genera and species of forestry pests in the same
of the biology of the species or genera where known
major facility for self help for agriculturists, foresters,
conservationists, museum curators and teachers within South East Asia
for quarantine officers intercepting produce from the Asian tropics, and
for those within the area for the identification of intercepts as alien
rather than local
stability of nomenclature of important species that is essential for input
and retrieval in computer databases
foundation for the recuration or development of local collections used to
support applied entomology in the area
foundation work from which more strictly applied studies can be developed.
Its value is that these can be developed locally with less recourse to
The following interrogation facilities have been/are being introduced.
List of foodplants by moth superfamily, family and genus. Facility
to enable users to interrogate the data-base via boolean logic to obtain
findings which fit their exact requirement. In this connection see also
The National History Museum Lepidoptera Foodplant website on www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/hostplants.
Distribution of superfamily, family, genus a using digital mapping facility.
The facility will enable users to view the spread of specific species over
a designated geographical area within the Asia Pacific region. This facility is
an important tool for researchers and ecologist to enable them to analyze migration
patterns of individual species in relation to sustainable development of
This facility will assist researchers to pinpoint the type of host plants
favoured by certain species.
Volume indices and cumulative index are being prepared as each volume
goes online. They are divided between scientific names of moths,
(genus, specific and subspecific names are indexed).
there are any other interrogation facilities you would like to added,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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find of relevance.
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