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Kunanyia stephaniae gen. nov. & sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae): an unusual and rare diurnal moth from the mountains of Tasmania

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Byrne, CJ and Wei, N, Kunanyia stephaniae gen. nov. & sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae): an unusual and rare diurnal moth from the mountains of Tasmania, Zootaxa, (3503) pp. 25-46. ISSN 1175-5326 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

We describe the adult, egg, and all larval stages of a new geometrid moth, Kunanyia stephaniae gen. nov. and sp. nov. Although the genus can be placed in the tribe Nacophorini on key morphological features, it possesses a unique suite of characters that distinguish it from other described nacophorines. Larvae reared from eggs obtained from field-collected females, survived to maturity feeding on the dead leaves of Eucalyptus coccifera and other Eucalyptus spp, an unusual foodplant for Geometridae. To date, adults have only been collected in montane habitats on Mt Wellington near Hobart and Mt Bishop and Clerk, Maria Island, Tasmania.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Nacophorini, Tasmania, eggs, larvae, leaf litter, dolerite, scree, Eucalyptus
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna
Author:Wei, N (Mr Nasen Wei)
ID Code:79958
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2012-10-15
Last Modified:2014-04-07
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