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Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia

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Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia

Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series 4

Edited by:
ES Nielsen   CSIRO Entomology
ED Edwards  
TV Rangsi  

529 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

    Hardback & CD - 1996
ISBN: 9780643050280 - AU $170.00



The Checklist is the first complete reference to the taxonomy, nomenclature and classification of the entire described Australian fauna of Lepidoptera The book contains a short introduction to each family, a complete systematic listing of all valid generic and specific names with their synonyms, major misspellings and important misidentifications, comprehensive notes to each family, a complete index and a CD-ROM containing all the actual checklist text files in ASCII format.


 The book will be a mandatory item in the libraries of insect collection curators and Lepidoptera taxonomists worldwide. It will be of interest also to applied entomologists, collectors, naturalists, land managers and environmentalists. 

 "Between the durable covers of this book resides a thoroughly professional, scholarly, and extremely valuable piece of work. . . to be recommended to all serious Lepidopterists and entomologists."
PJ de Vries, Annals Ent. Soc. America 91(3), 1998

"I consider the Checklist project to be of high quality, and why it should serve as a benchmark standard for any similar project ... It will be the standard reference from now on."
TK Crosby, New Zealand Entomologist

"The editors are to be congratulated for the high professionalism of the present achievement. This work presents a wealth of information in concise form and is absolutely indispensable to anyone working on Australian Lepidoptera."
Alain Olivier (Ed), Nota Lepidopterologica

"The most important aspect of this catalogue is that it provides a comprehensive basis for future studies on the four groups of insects...The book is beautifully produced, with high-quality technical editing and printing, and the dark-blue hardcover with silver lettering imparts an elegant appearance . . . an invaluable publication, not only in the Australian context, but also for any student or established researcher studying these insects against a background of world faunas."
MW Mansell, Biosystematics Division, ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria

"The Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series has been one of impressive scholarship and the latest volume is no exception. This is the first work to list all the described lepidoptera that occur in Australia and it does so in the light of the latest research on lepidopteran systematics."
Mark Cook, International Institute of Entomology

"An outstanding feature of this work is the inclusion of a CD-ROM that lists all the actual checklist files. This is an extremely useful tool."
Dr Donald Horning, Australian Zoologist

". . . it is particularly refreshing to see a new approach . . . resulting in a work that is both scholarly and informative yet manages to be attractive and rewarding even to the casual browser . . . It is clear that this book contains many features that authors planning a checklist of any group would benefit from studying.
Peter C. Barnard, Biodiversity and Conservation


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