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Athrotaxivora tasmanica gen. & sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea): An unusual moth associated with King William pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides D. Don., Taxodiaceae) in Tasmanian montane rainforests

Citation

McQuillan, PB, Athrotaxivora tasmanica gen. & sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea): An unusual moth associated with King William pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides D. Don., Taxodiaceae) in Tasmanian montane rainforests, Australian Journal of Entomology, 37, (3) pp. 206-213. ISSN 1326-6756 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1998.tb01573.x

Abstract

The adult, final-instar larva and pupa of Athrotaxivora tasmanica gen. n. and sp. n. are described. Although a member of the superfamily Gelechioidea, it does not clearly conform to any of the existing gelechioid families or subfamilies but is here tentatively associated with the Xyloryctinae. Larvae are external feeders on the foliage of the King William pine, Athrotaxis selaginoides, in the cool temperate rainforests of western Tasmania. This is the first record of the coniferous family Taxodiaceae as a foodplant for Gelechioidea in the southern hemisphere.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Environment not elsewhere classified
Author:McQuillan, PB (Mr Peter McQuillan)
ID Code:13912
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-08
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