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The giant Tasmanian 'pandani' moth Proditrix nielseni, sp. nov. (Lepitoptera : Yponomeutoidea : Plutellidae s. l.)

Citation

McQuillan, PB, The giant Tasmanian 'pandani' moth Proditrix nielseni, sp. nov. (Lepitoptera : Yponomeutoidea : Plutellidae s. l.) , Invertebrate Systematics, 17, (1) pp. 59-66. ISSN 1445-5226 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/IS02026

Abstract

Proditrix nielseni, sp. nov., a giant of the world yponomeutoid fauna, is described from cool temperate rainforest in montane Tasmania. The distinctive larvae feed in the crown of the endemic 'pandani', Richea pandanifolia, the world's tallest species of Epacridaceae. This is the first record of the genus Proditrix Dugdale from Australia and from a dicotyledonous hostplant. It represents a second austral plutellid genus shared between Tasmania and New Zealand.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate Biology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:McQuillan, PB (Mr Peter McQuillan)
ID Code:33689
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2005-07-19
Last Modified:2009-12-16
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