III. Entomology

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The island bases constituting the South Pacific area have been enumerated and discussed elsewhere. The entomological report here presented applies to the 11 malarious bases only unless other islands are specifically indicated, and most of the information given is drawn from observations made on Efate, Espiritu Santo, Guadalcanal, and Bougainville. Whenever possible reference is made to published data used in connection with the preparation of this paper, but we have also drawn freely from unpublished reports prepared by the numerous entomologists who at various times contributed to our knowledge of problems of medical entomology arising from our military occupation of these tropical bases.

Little detailed information regarding the insect fauna of these islands is available, and it is not within the scope of this paper to attempt generalizations as to the origin or affinities of the fauna.

Author Notes

United States Department of Agriculture; Agricultural Research Administration; Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.