This is the fifth part of the
series I have undertaken as a Scientific Associate of the Natural History
Museum, with access to collections, libraries and with working space and
facilities provided in the Department of Entomology. I am grateful also for
continued use of a microscope on loan from the International Institute of
Entomology (IIE; now part of CABI Bioscience).
I have enjoyed the
support of two part-time research assistants, Maia Vaswani, succeeded by
Shayleen James, generously funded by The Friends of the Natural History Museum.
Support from Maia also continued for over a year alongside that of Shayleen
through the generosity of Henry Barlow. He is currently funding Maia, now in
Budapest, to prepare a database for a general index and bibliography for the
series. Both Maia and Shayleen have undertaken a considerable amount of
literature research, dissection, text keyboarding, checking and help with
preparation of the figures; Maia developed Fig 1, and Shayleen provided the
artwork for Figs 306-341. Much support in seeing the series through to
publication in Malaysia continues to be provided by Henry Barlow, and this
volume is published entirely under his aegis. The colour plates were
photographed by Bernard d’Abrera. I am very grateful to my wife, Phillipa, for
the production of camera-ready copy for the text (mostly keyboarded by Maia) and
The work would have
been impossible without the full access, mentioned above, to the collections and
other facilities in The Natural History Museum, London. Material was also
examined in, or from, the United States National Museum, Washington, Nationaal
Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden, the University Museum, Oxford, the Museum fur
Naturkunde, Berlin, the Zoological Museums of the Universities of Amsterdam and
Copenhagen, the H.S. Barlow collection, the Forest Research Centre collection,
Sepilok and the FRIM collection, Kepong. I am grateful to the staff of all the
above institutions for their assistance, to Drs Gabor and Laszlo Ronkay of the
Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, and their colleagues Gyula Laszlo
and Laszlo Peregovits, for generously providing data and photographs of material
accumulating during the wide studies of Nolinae they are conducting.
Herr Fritz Geller-Grimm kindly provided a colour image of the holotype of
Epizeuxis viridalis in the Wiesbaden Museum. The host records
mentioned in previous parts are now almost entirely recorded by Robinson et al
(2001), but some additional data are noted in the text.
Thanks are also due to
Henry Barlow, Ted Edwards, Harish Gaonkar, Hiroshi Inoue, Ian Kitching, Lutz
Kobes, Gyula Laszlo, Laszlo Peregovits, Ray Revell, Gabor and Laszlo Ronkay for
advice, information, discussions and comments on parts or all of the text.
In naming most of the
new Nolinae, I have paid tribute to those teachers (alas, many now deceased) at
Bryanston School who were my particular mentors, having already named one
(Holloway, 1976) after G.D. Harthan, one of my tutors and biology teachers.