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 6:09:26 p.m.
Herbivore species: Chalastra ochrea (Howes, 1911), Geometridae, Lepidoptera (Moth or Butterfly)
moth; brown caterpillar with distinctive markings; feeds on Sophora leaves Biostatus: endemic
Plant species and reliability score: 0-10. 10 indicating excellent evidence for the association_
10 Sophora chathamica Cockayne, Leguminosae (Pea family), Fabales, Magnoliopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus: Endemic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: moth reared from caterpillars feeding on juvenile leaves of tree in Wenderholme Regional Park in February (NA Martin 2015, moth identified by R Hoare) Scored by: N.A. Martin on 02 Apr 2015