John Clayton's Fijian Moth Collection

Latest version published by South Pacific Regional Herbarium on Aug 23, 2018 South Pacific Regional Herbarium

The data is based on a programme of light trapping using a battery powered trap employing an actinic tube light source. Trapping took place at a number of forest locations in eastern Viti Levu, and one coastal location in Cakaudrove in Vanua Levu. The main programme took place between 1992 and 1998, with a few records from more recent visits. This programme resulted in a collection of about 4,700 specimens. Work is continuing on the collection, with small numbers of additional records being added as new identifications are made. 14 new species have so far been described.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 2,968 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Tikoca S (2018): John Clayton's Fijian Moth Collection. v1.4. South Pacific Regional Herbarium. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=sprh-clayton-mothcollection-fiji&v=1.4

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is South Pacific Regional Herbarium. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 658ab0a2-69f3-4094-a2fe-3834bee063c8.  South Pacific Regional Herbarium publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by VertNet.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

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

Who can answer questions about the resource:

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

Who filled in the metadata:

Siteri Tikoca
Conservation Officer
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti 249 Rewa Street, Suva, Fiji Suva FJ
https://naturefiji.org/pj-tags/macro-moths/
John Clayton
John Clayton 15 Whinny Brae, Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 2HU, United Kingdom GB

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Marika Tuiwawa
Curator
South Pacific Regional Herbarium Suva
John Clayton
Collector and Curator
John Clayton 15 Whinny Brae, Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 2HU, United Kingdom
Point Of Contact
Siteri Tikoca
Conservation Officer
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti 249 Rewa Street, Suva, Fiji Suva FJ
https://naturefiji.org/pj-tags/macro-moths/
Programmer
Ainsof So'o
Technical point of contact

Geographic Coverage

Numerous Islands in Fiji.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-19.808, -177.297], North East [-15.136, 175.957]

Taxonomic Coverage

This collection includes both macro-moth and micro-moth collections from Fiji.

Order  Lepidoptera (Moths)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1992-01-01 / 1998-12-31

Project Data

The data is based on a programme of light trapping using a battery powered trap employing an actinic tube light source. Trapping took place at a number of forest locations in eastern Viti Levu, and one coastal location in Cakaudrove in Vanua Levu. The main programme took place between 1992 and 1998, with a few records from more recent visits. This programme resulted in a collection of about 4,700 specimens. Work is continuing on the collection, with small numbers of additional records being added as new identifications are made. 14 new species have so far been described.

Title Mobilizing Fiji’s macro-moth collection data to enhance knowledge and encourage biodiversity protection
Identifier BID-PA2016-0009-SMA
Funding The data was formatted and published with funding from the European Union through a BID small grant project (BID-PA2016-0009-SMA) titled "Mobilizing Fiji’s macro-moth collection and data to enhance knowledge and encourage protection of Fiji’s unique Biodiversity".
Study Area Description Trapping took place at a number of forest locations in eastern Viti Levu, and one coastal location in Cakaudrove in Vanua Levu.
Design Description The data is based on a programme of light trapping using a battery powered trap employing an actinic tube light source.

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Siteri Tikoca

Additional Metadata

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti website which has additional information on the metadata: https://naturefiji.org Associated Media link (Fiji moth record - images of all mentioned records): https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=8504 Link to electronic copy of descriptions of Fijian macro-moths: http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/8237/

Alternative Identifiers 658ab0a2-69f3-4094-a2fe-3834bee063c8
https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=sprh-clayton-mothcollection-fiji