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The Tasmanian geometrid moths associated with the genus Amelora auctorum (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae)


McQuillan, PB, The Tasmanian geometrid moths associated with the genus Amelora auctorum (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae), Invertebrate Taxonomy, 10, (3) pp. 433-506. ISSN 0818-0164 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/IT9960433


The Tasmanian species associated by previous authors with the geometrid moth genus Amelora Guest are reviewed. Nine, including two new species, are assigned to Amelora sensu stricto on the basis of new morphological evidence: A. sparsularia (Guenée) with synonyms A. cyclocentra Turner, syn. nov., and A. oxytona Turner, syn. nov., A. arotraea Meyrick, A. adusta Turner, A. zophopasta Turner, A. nebulosa, sp. nov., A. oritropha Turner, A. leucaniata (Guenée), A. acontistica (Turner), comb, nov., and A. acromegala, sp. nov. Xantholepidote Gumppenberg, syn. nov., and Stinoptila Turner, syn. nov., are considered new generic synonyms of Amelora. All other Tasmanian species associated with Amelora in original combination are reassigned to new genera: Dolabrossa, gen. nov., includes the type species D. suffusa (Turner), comb, nov., and D. amblopa (Guest), comb. nov.; Furcatrox, gen. nov., is erected for a complex of superficially similar species including F. australis (Rosenstock), comb, nov., as type species, F. serrula, sp. nov., F. pervaga, sp. nov., F. furneauxi, sp. nov., F. paracus, sp. nov., F. procera, sp. nov., and F. crenulata (Turner), comb, nov.; Lackrana, gen. nov., includes the type species L. carbo, sp. nov., and L. durafrons, sp. nov.; Cassythaphaga, gen. nov., is a Cassytha (Lauraceae)-feeding genus with C. macarta (Turner), comb, nov., as type species and Androchela, gen. nov., includes A. newmannaria (Guenée), comb. nov., newly confirmed from Australia after 130 years, the polyphagous genotype A. milvaria (Guenée), comb, nov., and a new species, A. smithi, sp. nov., from the Tasmanian highlands. Biological and ecological notes are given where known.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Animal systematics and taxonomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:McQuillan, PB (Mr Peter McQuillan)
ID Code:261
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-16

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