Observations of the emergence of Fijian cicadas in September 2017

Latest version published by NatureFiji-MareqetiViti on Jun 28, 2018 NatureFiji-MareqetiViti

A "nanai" campaign was run on the month of September of 2017, increasing awareness about our unique and endemic cicada, Raiateana knowlesi; a species that is known to emerge once every 8 years. This species is known from only a handful of locations within the Namosi and Navosa Province. A competition was developed through the NatureFiji-MareqetiViti (NFMV) campaign and website to help collect any additional information of emergence from the public with the hopes that we could confirm original distributional information as well as include any possible new credible information of their distribution/emergence. The competition required that certain information was recorded and that a picture was uploaded to help confirm the species and presence.

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Tikoca S, Moko N, Naivalu S, (2018): Observation of Raiateana knowlesi emergences in September 2017. v1. NatureFiji-MareqetiViti. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=nanaiemergence_humanobservations_2017&v=1.0

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Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Siteri Tikoca
Conservation Officer
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti 249 Rewa Street, Suva, Fiji Suva FJ
https://naturefiji.org

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Siteri Tikoca
Conservation Officer
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti 249 Rewa Street, Suva, Fiji Suva FJ
https://naturefiji.org

Who filled in the metadata:

Siteri Tikoca
Conservation Officer
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti 249 Rewa Street, Suva, Fiji Suva FJ
https://naturefiji.org

Who else was associated with the resource:

Point Of Contact
Siteri Tikoca
Conservation Officer
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti 249 Rewa Street, Suva, Fiji Suva FJ
https://naturefiji.org
Point Of Contact
Chris Simon
Professor
University of Connecticut US
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Ainsof So'o
Technical point of contact

Geographic Coverage

Fiji wide.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-20.077, -177.825], North East [-15.623, 175.957]

Taxonomic Coverage

Fijian endemic cicada that emerges once every eight years.

Species  Raiateana knowlesi (Fijian cicada)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2017-09-01 / 2017-11-01

Project Data

A "nanai" campaign was run on the month of September of 2017 increasing awareness about our unique and endemic cicada; Raiateana knowlesi, that emerges once every 8 years. This species is known from only a handful of locations within the Namosi and Navosa Province. A competition was developed through the NatureFiji-MareqetiViti (NFMV) website to help collect additional information of emergence from the public with the hopes that we could confirm original distributional information as well as include any new credible information of their distribution/emergence. The competition required that certain information was recorded and that a picture was uploaded to help confirm the species and presence.

Title Observations of the emergence of Fijian cicadas in September 2017
Funding The project was supported with funds from NatureFiji-MareqetiViti members and donations from Mr. John Burns.
Study Area Description Fiji wide
Design Description A competition was developed through the NatureFiji-MareqetiViti (NFMV) website to help collect additional information of emergence from the public with the hopes that we could confirm original distributional information as well as include any new credible information of their distribution/emergence. The competition required that certain information was recorded and that a picture was uploaded to help confirm the species and presence.

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Siteri Tikoca

Sampling Methods

A competition was developed through the NatureFiji-MareqetiViti (NFMV) website to help collect additional information of emergence from the public with the hopes that we could confirm original distributional information as well as include any new credible information of their distribution/emergence. The competition required that certain information was recorded and that a picture was uploaded to help confirm the species and presence.

Study Extent Fiji wide.
Quality Control Pictures were uploaded in order for verification of the species in question.

Method step description:

  1. A competition was developed through the NatureFiji-MareqetiViti (NFMV) website to help collect additional information of emergence from the public with the hopes that we could confirm original distributional information as well as include any new credible information of their distribution/emergence. The competition required that certain information was recorded and that a picture was uploaded to help confirm the species and presence.