Agathiphaga queenslandensis

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Agathiphaga queenslandensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Agathiphagidae
Genus: Agathiphaga
Species:
A. queenslandensis
Binomial name
Agathiphaga queenslandensis

Agathiphaga queenslandensis is a moth of the family Agathiphagidae. It is found along the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia.

The wingspan is about 13 mm. Adults are night active. The forewings are unicolorous, without spots or pattern.

The larvae feed on Agathis robusta.[2] Young larvae probably bore in the cones of their host plant. Full grown larvae mine the seeds. They go into a very long diapauze. From caterpillars found in February 1964, a number had not pupated in April 1966 and even in September 1969.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dumbleton, Lionel Jack (January 1952). "A new genus of seed-infesting micropterygid moths" (PDF). Pacific Science. 6: 23. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  2. ^ "Australian Faunal Directory". Environment.gov.au. 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2011-10-18.

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