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A revision of the Australian moth genus Paralaea Guest (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae)


McQuillan, PB and Young, CJ and Richardson, AMM, A revision of the Australian moth genus Paralaea Guest (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae), Invertebrate Taxonomy, 15, (3) pp. 277-317. ISSN 0818-0164 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/IT99025


The genus Paralaea Guest is reviewed and includes four previously described species, P. porphyrinaria (Guenée, 1857), P. beggaria (Guenée, 1857), P. ochrosoma (R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875) and P. polysticha (Goldfinch, 1944), and nine new species: P. atralba, sp. nov., P. chionopasta, sp. nov., P. jarrah, sp. nov., P. karri, sp. nov., P. maranoa, sp. nov., P. sarcodes, sp. nov., P. taggorum, sp. nov., P. tasmanica, sp. nov. and P. toowoomba, sp. nov. The genus has a Bassian distribution with some extension into the woodlands of the semi-arid zone. Most species occur in south-eastern Australia with six species in Tasmania. Known larvae feed on Eucalyptus, especially trees of the subgenus Monocalyptus, and one species is an occasional forest pest.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate biology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
UTAS Author:McQuillan, PB (Mr Peter McQuillan)
UTAS Author:Young, CJ (Mrs Catherine Young)
UTAS Author:Richardson, AMM (Associate Professor Alastair Richardson)
ID Code:22054
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2002-07-06

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