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A checklist of the Tasmanian tortricid moths (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and their host-plant relationships

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McQuillan, PB (1992) A checklist of the Tasmanian tortricid moths (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and their host-plant relationships. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 126. pp. 77-89. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

An annotated checklist of 165 described species of Tasmanian Tortricidae is presented. There is a single endemic genus, the monobasic Symphygas, and the genera Coeloptera, Isotenes, Neohermenias and Tracholena are recorded for the first time. At least 60 species (i.e. about one-third of the fauna) are endemic to Tasmania. The majority of species belong to the rortricine tribes Archipini (66 species) and Epitymbiini (49 species) while only 26 native species of 0 lethreutinae are recorded. Two species are introduced from Europe. The plant families Asteraceae and Myrtaceae are pre-eminent as foodplants. New foodplants are recorded for a number of species and the degree of monophagy is shown to be high. Foodplants are now known for about one-third of the fauna.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 77-89
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 02:17
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:34
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13731
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