of such a detailed account of these Bornean noctuid subfamiies would not
have been possible without the help of numerous organisations and
individuals. My deepest thanks are due to all of them.
freshly collected material available arose partly through the activities
of the author under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society -
Sarawak Government Expedition and Survey of the Gunung Mulu National Park
(1977-8), whilst financed by a Government Grant-in-Aid for Scientific
Investigations administered by the Royal Society, and on a previous
expedition (1965) to G. Kinabalu. Another large part of this material was
accumulated and prepared by Lt. Col. M.G. Allen and Mr T.W. Harman during
a series of expeditions in Brunei.
work was undertaken at the British Museum (Natural History) with the
permission of the Trustees and with the assistance and support of the
Department of Entomology, particularly the Macrolepidoptera Section. The
Museum Photographic Unit prepared the colour plates. I am particularly
grateful to Dr I.J. Kitching for frequent discussions on problems of
noctuid higher classification.
of several species was examined on loan through the kindness of Dr R. de Jong
(Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden), Dr G. Luquet (Museum National
d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris) and Dr M.J. Scoble (University Museum,
Oxford). I am grateful
for the hospitality and help of Dr E.S. Nielsen and Mr E.D. Edwards whilst
working on the Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra.
Hamilton, Librarian of CIE, kindly made a search of the CAB database for
recent literature on species of economic importance.
I am grateful to Prof. Dr L.W.R. Kobes for access
to the Sumatran material collected by Dr E.W. Diehl and others, the basis
of the Heterocera Sumatrana project, which enabled additions to be made to
the known distributions of several species. Similar information for
Peninsular Malaysia was gained by examining the collection of Mr H.S.
Barlow whilst the author was in Kuala Lumpur.