Insect Distribution Patterns in the Solomon Islands

P. J. M. Greenslade
1969 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences  
Among insects in the Solomon Islands some endemic taxa show restricted island distributions. An account of these is given and they are related to a continuous process of expansion of new taxa from the West and replacement of older ones. This is accompanied by speciation and subspeciation and shifts in habitat. The results of ecological studies are summarized which illustrate the types of selection operating at different stages of the cycle. The importance of island area and distance from other islands is emphasized.
doi:10.1098/rstb.1969.0011 fatcat:5j3erw4765g2pcraqsq33enkmy