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 7:04:47 p.m.
Grouped alphabetically

Herbivore species: Gellonia dejectaria (Walker, 1860), Geometridae, Lepidoptera (Moth or Butterfly)
moth; caterpillars brown, twig-like; feed on leaves of many species of trees and shrubs Biostatus: endemic

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

10 Hedycarya arborea J.R.Forst. & G.Forst., Monimiaceae (Monimia & pigeonwood family), Laurales, Magnoliopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus: Endemic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: moth reared from larva on host plant leaves (NA Martin 2012, identified by R Hoare), found in suburban Auckalnd native forest reserve in February Scored by: N.A. Martin on unknown

10 Melicytus ramiflorus J.R.Forst. & G.Forst., Violaceae (Violet family), Malpighiales, Magnoliopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus: Non-endemic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: moths reared from larvae on host plant leaves (NA Martin 2010, identified by R Hoare), found in Auckalnd in October Scored by: N.A. Martin on 12 Aug 2010

9 Metrosideros excelsa Sol. ex Gaertn., Myrtaceae (Myrtle family), Myrtales, Magnoliopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus: Endemic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: moth reared from caterpillar that fed on young leaves in captivity, found in Orewa, Auckland in May (NA Martin 2016, identified by R Hoare) Scored by: N.A. Martin on unknown

7 Passiflora sp. 'banana passion fruit', Passifloraceae (Passion fruit family), Malpighiales, Magnoliopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus:
Reasons for score: moths reared from caterpillars on leaves of banana passion fruit (Passiflora mixta or Passiflora mollissima) (Winks & Fowler 2000) Reference Scored by: N.A. Martin on unknown

10 Pseudopanax lessonii (DC.) K. Koch, Araliaceae (Ivy family), Apiales, Magnoliopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus: Endemic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: moth reared from caterpillar on host plant (NA Martin 2005, identified by R Hoare), found in Dingle Dell, Auckland in January Scored by: N.A. Martin on 06 Nov 2010