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 6:09:08 p.m.
Grouped alphabetically

Herbivore species: Peristoreus flavitarsis (Broun, 1880), Curculionidae, Coleoptera (Beetle)
weevil; larvae tunnel in young leaves; adults chew young leaves; host plants Podocarpus species Biostatus: endemic

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

7 Podocarpus acutifolius Kirk, Podocarpaceae (Podocarp family), Pinales, Pinopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus: Endemic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: leaf mines typical of those caused by Peristoreus flavitarsis (a leaf miner on Podocarpus totara) found on plant (NA Martin 2004) Scored by: N.A. Martin on 10 Dec 2005

7 Podocarpus laetus Hooibr. ex Endl., Podocarpaceae (Podocarp family), Pinales, Pinopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus:
Reasons for score: leaf mines typical of those caused by Peristoreus flavitarsis (a leaf miner on Podocarpus totara) found on plant (NA Martin 2004), plant species name given as Podocarpus hallii Scored by: N.A. Martin on 10 Dec 2005

10 Podocarpus totara G. Benn. ex D.Don, Podocarpaceae (Podocarp family), Pinales, Pinopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus: Endemic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: reared from larvae in leaf mines from host plant (May 1987) Reference Scored by: N.A. Martin on 10 Dec 2005