Presentation of such a detailed account of the Notodontidae of Borneo
would not have been possible without the help of numerous organisations
and individuals. My deepest thanks are due to all of them for their help.
The extensive 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. Lt. Col. Allen also sent
the author interesting and relevant material from Nepal.
The taxonomic 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;
Mr J. N. Downs of the Photographic Unit prepared the colour plates.
Type material of several species was examined on loan through the kindness
of Dr M. C. Birch (University Museum, Oxford), Dr R. de Jong (Rijksmuseum
van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden) and Dr R. W. Poole (United States
Dr M. Bascombe and Ms A. Fox generously made available unpublished data on
the early stages of several species. The latter and Mr J.S.H. Skrine
kindly acted as couriers for parts of the manuscript and artwork to Kuala
Finally I am extremely grateful to Mr H. S. Barlow for his assistance in
this publication and in helping to finance the production so it could
include colour plates.