Abstract

[excerpt from p. 90] Mr. O. M. W oodford says, in endeavouring to account for the insect fauna he found there:

"Of the insect fauna, the scorpions, spiders, most of the beetles, Evania appendigaster, the ants, the blatta, and the earwig, were most probably conveyed to the islands by ships.

"The remaining insect fauna, comprising the butterflies, eleven moths, three species of hymenoptera, one of the hemiptera, the locusta and the dragon-flies, were probably wind-borne, and I think that such of them as are not of almost cosmopolitan range most probably reached the group through the Marshalls.

"Of the two species of butterflies, Junonia vellida is generally distributed throughout the Pacific Islands, but Hypolimnas rarick, so far as I know, although found in the Marshalls, does not extend further to the south-east than the Gilbert Group." The eleven species of moths taken by Woodford during his visit to the Gilbert Islands in 1884 were:  (1) Chaerocampa erotoides, (2) Cephonodes hylas, (3) Deiopeia pulchella, (4) Prodenia retina, (5) Amyna oeto, (6) Heliothis armigera, (7) Catephia linteola, (8) Archaea melicerte, (9) Remigia translata, (10) Marasmia creonalis, and (11) Chloanges suralis. The latter insect was described by Mr. Butler as a new species, under the name of Margeronia woodfordi, but he has since identified it with Chloanges suralis of Zeller.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Rainbow, 1897, Aust. Mus. Mem. 3(1): 89–104
Author
W. J. Rainbow
Year
1897
Title
The insect fauna of Funafuti. IV. The insect fauna
Serial Title
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume
3
Issue
1
Start Page
89
End Page
104
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1967.3.1897.490
Language
English
Plates
plate i
Date Published
25 February 1897
Cover Date
25 February 1897
ISSN
0067-1967
CODEN
AUNMA5
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA
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20 February 2009
Available Online
09 March 2009
Reference Number
490
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