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The Tasmanian Cushion Plant Moth Nemotyla oribates Gen.N., SP.N.: Systematics and Biology (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: Xyloryctinae)

Citation

Nielsen, ES and McQuillan, PB and Common, IFB, The Tasmanian Cushion Plant Moth Nemotyla oribates Gen.N., SP.N.: Systematics and Biology (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: Xyloryctinae), Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 31, (1) pp. 47-56. ISSN 0004-9050 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1992.tb00457.x

Abstract

The adult of Nemotyla oribates gen.n., sp.n. (Oecophoridae: Xyloryctinae) is described; this taxon has several remarkable specialisations not otherwise recorded in the Xyloryctinae. The species is restricted to Tasmania's highest mountains where the larvae feed in cushion plants. Biological observations are summarised. The lack of speciation among its isolated populations is explained as recent fragmentation of a previously widespread population. Copyright © 1992, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate Biology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Author:McQuillan, PB (Mr Peter McQuillan)
ID Code:35255
Year Published:1992
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2005-08-04
Last Modified:2011-11-17
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