Psilosticha Meyrick

Young, Catherine J., 2006, Descriptions of the eggs of some southern Australian Geometridae (Lepidoptera), Zootaxa 1287, pp. 1-294: 1-294

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Psilosticha Meyrick


Psilosticha Meyrick   , (Figs 523–528)

The six described species of this genus occur in southern Australia. The adults of P. mactaria   occur in two forms. The larger specimens inhabit high altitude including subalpine areas where the larvae have been recorded feeding on Hakea lissosperma R. Br.   and H. microcarpa R. Br.   ( Proteaceae   ). Larvae of the lower altitude specimens are found in dry sclerophyll forests and feed on the legume Pultenaea juniperina Labill.   (unpublished data). The eggs of the type species of this genus of six species are illustrated