Gum family : MYRTACEAE (ROSIDAE) in Australia
including Heteropyxidaceae, Kaniaceae, Leptospermaceae, Myrrhiniaceae, and Psiloxylaceae

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Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Acmena smithii
Lilly Pilly
Sydney, September 2006

Agonis flexuosa
Willow Myrtle
Wyee, August 2008

Angophora costata
Apple Gum
Sydney, November 2006

Backhousia citriodora
Lemon Ironwood
Wyee, January 2008

Backhousia myrtifolia
Grey Myrtle
Wyee, November 2006

Baeckea behrii
Broom Heath Myrtle
Kamarooka, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens

Baeckea virgata
Twiggy Heath Myrtle
Sydney, November 2008

Callistemon citrinus
White Anzac
Concord, June 2007

Callistemon viminalis
Weeping Bottlebrush
Sydney, September 2006

Calothamnus quadrifidus
Net Bush
Perth, October, 2007

Calytrix tetragona
Fringe Myrtle
Annuello Reserve, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of the Laura Levens

Corymbia eximia
Yellow Bloodwood
Wyee, January 2007

Corymbia maculata
Spotted Gum
Wyee, May 2008

Corymbia torelliana
Cadaghi
Bundaberg, October 2006

Darwinia fascicularis
Clustered Darwinia
Wyee, August 2008

Eucalyptus caesia
Silver Princess
Churchill, September 1994

Eucalyptus curtisii
Plunkett Mallee
Sydney, September 2006

Eucalyptus gracilis
Yorrell
Annuello Reserve, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens

Eucalyptus haemastoma
Scribbly Gum
Lidcombe, November 2006

Eucalyptus incrassata
Yellow Mallee
Ngarta, South Australia
Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens

Eucalyptus leucoxylon
Yellow Gum
Little Desert, October 1989

Eucalyptus microcorys
Tallowwood
Concord, June 2007

Eucalyptus nicholii
Narrow Leaved Peppermint
Concord, February 2007

Eucalyptus propinqua
Grey Gum
Wyee, February 2008

Eucalyptus sideroxylon
Red Ironbark
Concord, June 2007

Eugenia uniflora
Pitanga
Bundaberg, December 2006

Kunzea ambigua
Tick Bush
Concord, )ctober 2008

Leptospermum petersonnii
Lemon Scented Tea Tree
Sydney, January 2008

Leptospermum species
Tea Tree
Sydney, September 2006

Lophostemon confertus
Brush Box
Sydney, September 2006

Melaleuca ericifolia
Swamp Paperbark
Sydney, September 2006

Melaleuca gibbosa
Slender Honey-myrtle
Hobart, January 1982

Melaleuca leucadendra
River Tea Tree
Magnetic Island, July 2005
Photo: courtesy of Donald Simpson

Melaleuca nesophila
Showy Honey Myrtle
Sydney, November 2006

Melaleuca nodosa
Ball Honeymyrtle
Wyee, September 2008

Melaleuca quinquenervia
Paperbark
Sydney, May 2007

Metrosideros collina
Ironwood
Sydney, October 2006

Psidium cultivar
Guava
Bundaberg, December 2006

Syncarpia glomulifera
Turpentine
Wyee, January 2007

Syzygium aqueum
Water Apple
Magnetic Island, November 2011
Photos: courtesy of Donald Simpson

Syzygium aromaticum
Cloves
Sydney, September 2007

Syzygium fibrosum
Fibrous Satinash
specimen: courtesy of
Ginger Factory,
Yandina, September 2006

Tristaniopsis laurina
Swamp Box
Sydney, September 2006

Waterhousia floribunda
Weeping Lillypilly
Photo: courtesy of Ruth Jessop
Coombabah

Xanthostemon chrysanthus
Golden Penda
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson
Kuranda

A few species of Butterfly in Australia have caterpillars which have been found feeding on the foliage of plants in MYRTACEAE, namely:


Chaetocneme beata


Chaetocneme critomedia


Chaetocneme denitza


Netrocoryne repanda


Jamides cyta


Jalmenus daemeli


Hypochrysops apelles


Hypochrysops cyane


Hypochrysops ignita


Hypochrysops miskini


Hypochrysops narcissus


Anthene seltuttus


Hypolycaena phorbas


Arhopala micale


Arhopala centaurus

However, caterpillars of several thousand species of moths in many families, in Australia, do have a preference for feeding on foliage of plants in MYRTACEAE including:

ANTHELIDAE

Anthela canescens

EUPTEROTIDAE

Cotana serranotata

GELECHIIDAE

Ardozyga nyctias

GEOMETRIDAE

Gastrophora henricaria

GRACILLARIIDAE

Acrocercops calicella

HYPERTROPHIDAE

Eupselia aristonica

LASIOCAMPIDAE

Entometa fervens

LIMACODIDAE

Doratifera oxleyi

LYMANTRIIDAE

Urocoma baliolalis

NOCTUIDAE

Ophiusa disjungens

NOTODONTIDAE

Trichiocercus sparshalli

OECOPHORIDAE

Wingia aurata

OENOSANDRIDAE

Discophlebia catocalina

PSYCHIDAE

Hyalarcta nigrescens

PYRALIDAE

Salma pyrastis

SATURNIIDAE

Syntherata janetta

TORTRICIDAE

Strepsicrates macropetana

URANIIDAE

Urapteroides astheniata

XYLORYCTIDAE

Tymbophora peltastis

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(updated 4 January 2013, 23 May 2015, 2 March 2016)