Herbivore Report With Reasons


Host plants of a herbivore - Information from Plant-SyNZ (http://plant-synz.landcareresearch.co.nz/index.asp)
All except overseas plant species selected. Report created on 16/11/2018 6:23:59 p.m.
Grouped alphabetically

Herbivore species: Bityla defigurata (Walker, 1865), Noctuidae, Lepidoptera (Moth or Butterfly)
moth; caterpillars feed on foliage of Muehlenbeckia species Biostatus: endemic

Plant species and reliability score: 0-10. 10 indicating excellent evidence for the association_

10 Muehlenbeckia australis (G.Forst.) Meisn., Polygonaceae (Dock family), Caryophyllales, Magnoliopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus: Non-endemic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: reared from larvae on host plant (Patrick 1982) Reference Scored by: N.A. Martin on unknown

10 Muehlenbeckia complexa (A.Cunn.) Meissn., Polygonaceae (Dock family), Caryophyllales, Magnoliopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus: Non-endemic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: reared from host plant (Patrick 1994 & pers. comm. in White 2002) Reference Scored by: N.A. Martin on 09 Apr 2003