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Athrotaxivora tasmanica gen. & sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea): an unusual moth associated with King William pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides D. Don., Taxodiaceae) in Tasmanian montane rainforests .

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McQuillan, PB (1998) Athrotaxivora tasmanica gen. & sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea): an unusual moth associated with King William pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides D. Don., Taxodiaceae) in Tasmanian montane rainforests . Australian Journal of Entomology, 37 (3). pp. 206-213. ISSN 1326-6756

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Abstract

The adult, final-instar larva and pupa of Athrotaxivora tasmanica gen. n. and.sp. n. are described. Although a member of the superfamily Gelechioidea, it does not clearly conform to any of the existing gelechioid families or subfamilies but is here tentatively associated with the Xyloryctinae. Larvae are external feeders on the foliage of the King William pine, Athrotaxis selaginoides, in the cool temperate rainforests of western Tasmania. This is the first record of the coniferous family Taxodiaceae as a foodplant for Gelechioidea in the southern hemisphere.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: foodplant • Gelechioidea • Taxodiaceae
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Entomology
Page Range: pp. 206-213
ISSN: 1326-6756
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1998.tb01573.x
Additional Information: The original publication is available at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2009 22:48
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:55
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/8331
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