Abstract

The material dealt with in the following paper forms part of three lots of material submitted to me for identification; first, a collection belonging to the Australian Museum, Sydney; second, material belonging to the British Museum (Natural History) and, third, a small collection made by Dr. P. A. Buxton. The Polynesian area presents some interesting problems in distribution. An expedition from Honolulu is at present at work in the eastern portion of this area. The line of migration has been largely from west to east, as the insect fauna gets poorer as we proceed east. Our knowledge of the insect fauna of the richer western islands is very meagre and records from that area will be of interest for comparison with Samoa and further east. The proximity of these islands to Australia and the comparatively easy access to them should make the problem of their insect fauna of particular interest to Australian entomologists. To build up a collection from these islands should be the ambition of at least one Australian museum.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Muir, 1931, Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(2): 63–84
Author
F. Muir
Year
1931
Title
Descriptions and records of Fulgoroidea from Australia and the South Pacific islands. No. I
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
18
Issue
2
Start Page
63
End Page
84
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.18.1931.717
Language
English
Date Published
15 January 1931
Cover Date
15 January 1931
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
05 February 2009
Available Online
05 March 2009
Reference Number
717
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