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 7:10:52 p.m.
Grouped alphabetically

Herbivore species: Batrachedra filicicola Meyrick, 1917, Batrachedridae, Lepidoptera (Moth or Butterfly)
moth; caterpillars feed on fern spores Biostatus: endemic

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

9 Cyathea dealbata (G.Forst.) Sw., Cyatheaceae (Cyathea tree fern family), Cyatheales, Polypodiopsida, Pteridophyta
Biostatus: Endemic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: moth reared from caterpillars feeding on spores of fern fronds and making dark spore covered webbed tunnels, found in several Auckland reserves duirn winter and spring (NA Martin 2016, identified by R Hoare) Scored by: N.A. Martin on unknown

1 Paesia scaberula (A.Rich.) Kuhn, Dennstaedtiaceae (Bracken family), Polypodiales, Polypodiopsida, Pteridophyta
Biostatus: Endemic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: given as a host plant in Crowe (2004), based on data from Patrick, B. and Dugdale, J.. This was most likely based on mistaken information (R. Hoare 2016) Reference Scored by: N.A. Martin on unknown