Sulawesi (Minahasa) Lepidoptera and Project Wallace, 1985.

  • J. B. Heppner
Keywords: Australia, beetles, biogeography, Borneo, Choreutidae, Celebes, Coleoptera, Diptera, diversity, Dumoga-Bone National Park, Geometridae, Homoptera, Hymenoptera, Indonesia, Java, Lasiocampidae, Lymantriidae, Moluccas, Noctuidae, Philippines, Pyralidae


A summary of a trip to Sulawesi is given, along with results of the Lepidoptera species encountered during Oct 1985, as part of the Project Wallace Royal Entomological Society Expedition to northern Sulawesi during 1985. Features of the expedition are noted, as well as a discussion of some of the Lepidoptera fauna in the area. Minahasa surveying resulted in finding 2,265 moth species and over 200 butterfly species, many of which are endemic to Sulawesi.