2006 Tohiea expedition

The summit area of Mt. Tohiea at 1207m, the highest elevation on Moorea, was surveyed as part of a 2-days collecting expedition in September 2006. In this expedition a team of 5 entomologists  and 3 botanists were helicoptered to the summit, where they spent 1½ days on the summit before hiking down to the southeast. The team sampled terrestrial arthropods using methods of hand collecting, micro-pyrethrin fogging of vegetation and litter, and night black lighting. Many of the species collected from Tohiea appear to be new to science and many represent the first collections of indigenous species from a particular genus or family on Moorea.