Tikoca’s MSc collection of macro-moths in lowland forests in Fiji

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The data was collected for a MSc research focusing on macro-moth assemblages in different types of lowland forests in Fiji. The collection of macro-moths were carried out using mercury vapour light traps and manual collection off a standard 2m*2m white sheet was employed. The collection was done in October of 2012.

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Tikoca S (2018): Tikoca’s MSc collection of macro-moths in lowland forests in Fiji. v1.5. South Pacific Regional Herbarium. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=sprh-tikoca-msc-moths-fiji&v=1.5

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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/

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/pj-tags/macro-moths/
Curator
Marika Tuiwawa
Curator
South Pacific Regional Herbarium USP, Laucala Bay, Suva Suva
https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=ias_herbarium0
Programmer
Ainsof So'o
Technical point of contact

Geographic Coverage

Collection was carried out in Savura, Colo-i-Suva and Mt. Korobaba. All three forests sites fall within the south eastern part of Fiji's largest Island, Viti Levu.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-18.175, 178.33], North East [-17.89, 178.591]

Taxonomic Coverage

The data set includes all macro-moth families including Pyralidae; a micro-moth family.

Order  Lepidoptera (Moths)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2012-10-10 / 2012-10-25

Project Data

The data was collected for a MSc research focusing on macro-moth assemblages in different types of lowland forests in Fiji. The collection of macro-moths were carried out using mercury vapour light traps and manual collection of a standard 2m*2m white sheet was employed. The collection was done in October of 2012. 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".

Title Mobilizing Fiji’s macro-moth collection data to enhance knowledge and encourage biodiversity protection
Identifier BID-PA2016-0009-SMA
Funding European Union 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". Graduate Assistant Scholarship and research grant from the University of the South Pacific.
Study Area Description Collection was carried out in Savura, Colo-i-Suva and Mt. Korobaba. All three forests sites fall within the Province of Naitasiri on Fiji's largest Island, Viti Levu.
Design Description The light trapping was carried out in different habitat types across three different types of lowland forests in Fiji. The collection of macro-moths were carried out using mercury vapour light traps and manual collection of a standard 2m*2m white sheet was employed. The collection was done in October of 2012.

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Siteri Tikoca

Sampling Methods

The light trapping was carried out for four nights in different habitat types (slope, ridge and flat) across three different types (native forest, exotic forest and mixed forest) of lowland forests in Fiji. The collection of macro-moths were carried out using mercury vapour light traps and manual collection off a standard 2m*2m white sheet was employed. The collection was done in October of 2012.

Study Extent Collection was carried out in Savura, Colo-i-Suva and Mt. Korobaba. All three forests sites fall within the Province of Naitasiri on Fiji's largest Island, Viti Levu.
Quality Control Standard sampling, collection and identification methods were employed across all sites and when carrying out all sampling.

Method step description:

  1. The light trapping was carried out for four nights in different habitat types (slope, ridge and flat) across three different types (native forest, exotic forest and mixed forest) of lowland forests in Fiji. The collection of macro-moths were carried out using mercury vapour light traps and manual collection off a standard 2m*2m white sheet was employed. The collection was done in October of 2012.

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/ Link to electronic copy of Journal Article - A comparison of macro-moth assemblages across three types of lowland forest in Fiji: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315781900_A_comparison_of_macro-moth_assemblages_across_three_types_of_lowland_forest_in_Fiji

Alternative Identifiers 355e5b39-9d5a-4adc-8332-91669857b81f
https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=sprh-tikoca-msc-moths-fiji