Xanthorhoe bulbulata (Guenée, 1868:94)
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Synonym/s: Cidaria bulbulata Guenée, 1868:94 (original combination)
Last record: between 20 February and 14 March 1991
"Xanthorhoe bulbulata, once common, has been seen only twice in the last 70 years, and not at all in the last 20 years, so it is distinctly possible that this species is Extinct (Patrick 2000a)."
(Stringer et al., 2012:124)
South Island, New Zealand
Biology & Ecology
"Hostplant is unknown but may be Ischnocarpus (Brassicaceae)."
(Patrick & Dugdale, 2000:33)
Original scientific description:
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Prout, L. B. (1939). Geometridae: Fauna Indo-Australica. In Seitz, A., The Macrolepidoptera of the World (Stuttgart) 12: 237-292.
Stringer, I. A. N., Hitchmough, R. A., Dugdale, J. S., Edwards, E., Hoare, R. J. B. and Patrick, B. H. (2012). The conservation status of New Zealand Lepidoptera. New Zealand Entomologist 35(2): 120-127. doi:10.1080/00779962.2012.686316