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Review of the conservation status of the Atlas Moth, Attacus wardi Rothschild, 1910 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) from Australia

Braby, Michael; Nielsen, J.


The conservation status of Attacus wardi, a large iconic moth endemic to north-western Australia, is reviewed based on new data. Available evidence on the spatial distribution, critical habitat and threatening processes suggests the species qualifies as threatened according to IUCN Red List Criteria, and that its conservation status nationally should be revised from Endangered to Vulnerable. The species depends on relatively large patches of wet and dry coastal tropical monsoon forest, and it...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Insect Conservation: an international journal devoted to the conservation of insects
DOI: 10.1007/s10841-011-9402-y


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