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The moths of the Chagos Archipelago with notes on their biogeography

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Abstract:

The Macrolepidoptera of the remote Chagos Archipelago are listed and discussed, with notes on their biogeography. A checklist of the Microlepidoptera is given and a new noctuid moth is described, Stictoptera hironsi sp.nov., the St Valentine's Day moth, endemic to the Chagos islands. Reference is made to all the expeditions to the Chagos.

Keywords: BIOGEOGRAPHY; CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO; EXPEDITION; FRIENDS OF THE CHAGOS; HIRONSI; HOST-PLANTS; INDIAN OCEAN; LEPIDOPTERA; REMOTE ISLANDS; STICTOPTERA

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/002229399300065

Publication date: July 1, 1999

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