AN OVERVIEW OF ALL LOCALITIES
& RELEVANT DATES AT THIS WEBSITE
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1. BEVERLY HILLS, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA,
in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains (19381957)
Growing Up Wild in the ELFIN FOREST north of Beverly Hills (19381957)
BACKPORCH MOTH COLLECTION at 9601 Oak Pass Rd. (19531957)
1964 PAPER on collecting, rearing and preserving the larvae of "macrolepidoptera",
J. Lep. Soc.
1965 PAPER on the "Back Porch Moth Collection", which became a high school Science Fair project in 1957 (University High, W. Los Angeles), J. Res. Lep.
The local moths, pp. 43-65
(pdf) & pp. 66-74 (pdf)
1968 PAPER on the original flora of Oak Pass Rd. and vicinity, Lasca Leaves
The local native flora
, pp. 1-11 (pdf)
& pp. 12-18 (pdf)
HABITAT PHOTOS of the above locality (1950's and earlier)
2. VALYERMO, northern LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (19571964) Another Elfin Forest at the Desert's Edge in the San Gabriel Mountains
Color slides of our former 140-acre parcel in this HABITAT, as it was in the late 1950s early 1960s
(scenes around White Cliff Ranch, near the Devil's Punchbowl State Park, about two miles southwest of Valyermo).
3. LAWRENCE, DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS (19581961) Eastern Deciduous Woodlands Meet the Prairie (at the K.U.N.H.R.)
A 3year survey of the spring MACRO-MOTHS (March May) occurring on the Kansas University Natural History Reservation, 7 miles NE. of Lawrence (an oakhickory woodland/grassland ecosystem)
4. CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON (Sep. 1961May 1963) Cool Forest Interlude
An intensive 18month study (Sep. May only) of the MACRO-MOTHS occurring in McDonald Forest, including various life history observations from captive rearings became my M. Sc. Thesis at OSU, 1963 (unpublished).
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ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA (19651971)
Geometrids Beyond Belief!
Documenting 7 years of rearing MOTHS at BLACKWOOD, in the Mt. Lofty Range south of Adelaide; see McFarland, 1979 & 1988. The latter is a 400page book with 1400 photos, entirely featuring the Family GEOMETRIDAE in southern South Australia.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GIANT NEUROPTERAN:
Extensive notes on a stilbopterygid life history (Aeropteryx linearis) from the south side of Lake Eyre North
GERALDTON, WESTERN AUSTRALIA (19721978)
Two in-depth entomological studies:
Field notes on the life history & phenology of the endemic W. AUSTRALIAN bombycoid moth,
(in the EsperanceRavensthorpe district, and near Geraldton)
Field notes (4 years) on the phenology & adult behavior of a
(Ord. NEUROPTERA: Fam. NEMOPTERIDAE), in a coastal sand dune habitat, 7 miles north of Geraldton, at Drummonds Cove
6B. DRUMMONDS COVE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA (19731977)
Sidetracked by the Stapeliads!
spp. & kin)
Lists documenting the plant species of two extensive imports (into W.A) of AFRICAN SUCCULENT STAPELIADS, from the D.C.H. Plowes Collection (then of Umtali, Rhodesia)
NE. of GERALDTON, WESTERN AUSTRALIA (19711978)
The Elfin Forest Regained
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Moths and Memories
Where Are the Specimens Now?
ASH CANYON FIRE (2011)
Background and Introduction
Elfin Forests, Worldwide: MAQUIS / FYNBOS / KWONGAN / MATORRAL / CHAPARRAL
About The Backyard Concept
Motivations: Why Publish This Material?
Summarizing How These Projects Evolved
About the Photographs
Bias in Photo Representation
Taxonomy & Classification (the names)
About Moth Families & Subfamilies
Some Thoughts About Moth Surveys
Abundance Ratings Defined (8 Categories)
About the Flight Periods
Interpretation of the Flight-Phenograms
Miscellaneous Comments on Black Lights
Peculiarities of Moth Activity
Prime Time = Full-Moon-Plus-Ten
How To Obtain Perfect (Moth) Specimens
To Kill Or Not To Kill??
Beating or Sweeping for Larvae
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & DETERMINATIONS
Miscellaneous Tidbits Dept.