Daniel Holloway was born in Epsom, England, in 1945. He was educated at Bryanston
School, then Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he took both his first degree
(Natural Sciences Tripos) and his doctorate, the thesis for the latter
being on the application of numerical methods of analysis to biogeographic
has had extensive experience collecting Lepidoptera in the region: three
months on an expedition to Mount Kinabalu in 1965, and five months in New
Caledonia and Norfolk Island in 1971. From then until 1978 he worked on
the results of this work, publishing three books and numerous papers.
1978 he joined the Royal Geographic Society - Sarawak Government
Expedition and Survey of Mount Mulu National Park, spending five months
there working on the Lepidoptera. This material, that from the Kinabalu
expedition, and samples made in Brunei over several years by Col. M.G.
Allen and colleagues form the foundation for this series on Bornean moths.
1985 he made two visits to northern Sulawesi as Director of the Diversity
and Conservation Programme of Project Wallace, the Royal Entomological
Society of London and Indonesian Institute of Sciences Commemorative
Expedition. In 1987 he visited Seram in the Moluccas as a participant in
the Operation Raleigh expedition to that island. His quantitative samples
of moths from most major habitat types will provide material for a
treatment of these faunas comparable to this Bornean series.
was employed as a specialist on macrolepidoptera with the International
Institute of Entolomology (an Institute of CAB INTERNATIONAL, now absorbed
in part into CABI Bioscience)
Identification Service from 1978 to 1996. Since early "retirement"
in 1996, he has been working full time on The Moths of Borneo,
but continues also to publish on a range of topics in the fields of biodiversity
and biogeography. He has co-edited with the geologist Robert Hall
a book on Biogeography and the Geological Evolution of SE Asia,
published by Backhuys. He has recently led a team producing The
families of Malesian moths and butterflies, the third Handbook of the
Fauna Malesiana series.
helped supervise two Malaysian postgraduate students who undertook moth
sampling projects in forest ecosystems: both are employed as forest entomologists
(FRIM and Sabah Forest Department), and his collaboration with them
continues. He has advised a number of other Malaysian and Indonesian students with moth sampling
projects, and has assisted with curation and identification of moths in
major reference collections in South-east Asia.
married Phillipa Goninan in 1981. She has produced typescripts for most of
the series, and for the last five parts, camera-ready copy.
In 1995 he was awarded the Karl Jordan Medal of The
Lepidopterists' Society, in part for his work on this series.