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

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

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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 Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Invertebrate Systematics
Page Range: pp. 59-66
ISSN: 1445-5226
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1071/IS02026
Additional Information: © CSIRO 2003
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2009 00:26
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:55
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/8348
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