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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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Numerous Islands in Fiji.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-19.808, -177.297], North East [-15.136, 175.957]|
This collection includes both macro-moth and micro-moth collections from Fiji.
|Start Date / End Date||1992-01-01 / 1998-12-31|
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|
|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.|
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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/