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 7:20:33 p.m.
Grouped alphabetically

Herbivore species: Wiseana copularis (Meyrick, 1912), Hepialidae, Lepidoptera (Moth or Butterfly)
moth; caterpillars live in subteranean tunnels and feed on surface foliage of plants, including pasture plants Biostatus: endemic

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

5 Lolium perenne L., Gramineae (Grass family), Poales, Magnoliopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus: Exotic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: Young larvae fed on leaves and stems in the laboratory (Ferguson et al 2003) Reference Scored by: N.A. Martin on 07 Feb 2008

5 Trifolium repens L., Leguminosae (Pea family), Fabales, Magnoliopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus: Exotic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: Young larvae fed on leaves and stems in the laboratory (Ferguson et al 2003) Reference Scored by: N.A. Martin on 07 Feb 2008