[Taxacom] bioinformatics on collecting in South East Asia

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Wed Jan 19 07:53:06 CST 2011

I did get one quick suggestion for Netherlands
Naturalis - National Museum of Natural History. I am aware of their
collecting in New Guinea and I will certainly ask them about collecting
from other islands in the vicinity.

John Grehan

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Subject: [Taxacom] bioinformatics on collecting in South East Asia

I would be most grateful if anyone could tell me how I might find out
about any collecting of Lepidoptera that has occurred in the vicinity of
the Celebes-Timor-NW New Guinea triangle. I am interested in one
particular genus of moths, and while no doubt there are specimens
scattered here or there in various museums, finding out would seem a
laborious task. I have had the impression over the years that some
institutions have made extensive collecting surveys in this region, but
I have no idea who or whether this included Lepidoptera. Any clues on
this would be most welcome. Ideally there would be a database of such
collecting, but I presume that is something that does not exist at


John Grehan


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