This is the fifth part of the series I have undertaken as a Scientific Associate of the Natural History Museum, with access to collections, libraries and with working space and facilities provided in the Department of Entomology. I am grateful also for continued use of a microscope on loan from the International Institute of Entomology (IIE; now part of CABI Bioscience).

I have enjoyed the support of two part-time research assistants, Maia Vaswani, succeeded by Shayleen James, generously funded by The Friends of the Natural History Museum. Support from Maia also continued for over a year alongside that of Shayleen through the generosity of Henry Barlow. He is currently funding Maia, now in Budapest, to prepare a database for a general index and bibliography for the series. Both Maia and Shayleen have undertaken a considerable amount of literature research, dissection, text keyboarding, checking and help with preparation of the figures; Maia developed Fig 1, and Shayleen provided the artwork for Figs 306-341. Much support in seeing the series through to publication in Malaysia continues to be provided by Henry Barlow, and this volume is published entirely under his aegis. The colour plates were photographed by Bernard d’Abrera. I am very grateful to my wife, Phillipa, for the production of camera-ready copy for the text (mostly keyboarded by Maia) and figure legends.

The work would have been impossible without the full access, mentioned above, to the collections and other facilities in The Natural History Museum, London. Material was also examined in, or from, the United States National Museum, Washington, Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden, the University Museum, Oxford, the Museum fur Naturkunde, Berlin, the Zoological Museums of the Universities of Amsterdam and Copenhagen, the H.S. Barlow collection, the Forest Research Centre collection, Sepilok and the FRIM collection, Kepong. I am grateful to the staff of all the above institutions for their assistance, to Drs Gabor and Laszlo Ronkay of the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, and their colleagues Gyula Laszlo and Laszlo Peregovits, for generously providing data and photographs of material accumulating during the wide studies of Nolinae they are conducting. Herr Fritz Geller-Grimm kindly provided a colour image of the holotype of Epizeuxis viridalis in the Wiesbaden Museum. The host records mentioned in previous parts are now almost entirely recorded by Robinson et al (2001), but some additional data are noted in the text.

Thanks are also due to Henry Barlow, Ted Edwards, Harish Gaonkar, Hiroshi Inoue, Ian Kitching, Lutz Kobes, Gyula Laszlo, Laszlo Peregovits, Ray Revell, Gabor and Laszlo Ronkay for advice, information, discussions and comments on parts or all of the text.

In naming most of the new Nolinae, I have paid tribute to those teachers (alas, many now deceased) at Bryanston School who were my particular mentors, having already named one (Holloway, 1976) after G.D. Harthan, one of my tutors and biology teachers.


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