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 6:09:17 p.m.
Grouped alphabetically

Herbivore species: Orocrambus jansoni Gaskin, 1975, Crambidae, Lepidoptera (Moth or Butterfly)
moth; found on the Central Plateaux, North Island; caterpillars may feed on Rytidosperma pulchrum Biostatus: endemic

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

8 Rytidosperma pulchrum (Zotov) Connor & Edgar, Gramineae (Grass family), Poales, Magnoliopsida, Spermatophyta
Biostatus: Endemic, Wild, New Zealand
Reasons for score: flightless female moths found several times at base of plants (Patrick & Patrick 2013) Reference Scored by: B. Patrick on 03 Dec 2014