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Micropsychia ; Agassiz, 1847 . Nomencl. zool. (Index univ.) : 234. [Not in Gilligan, T. M., J. Baixeras, J. W. Brown & K. R. Tuck. 2012 on this page]

Unjustified Emendation

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

The new family Micropsychiidae with the type-genus Micropsychia and the type-species Psyche surientella Bruand, 1858, were designated by Gomez-Bustillo, 1979, SHILAP (Sociedad Hispano-Luso-Americana de Lepidopterologia) Revista de Lepidopterologia 6 (4) : 329-330.

Micropsychia was treated in the Pyschidae by Nye and Fletcher, 1991 Generic Names Moths World, 6 : 191.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

An unjustified emendation of Mictopsichia Hübner, [1825], but cited by Agassiz as * Micropsichia, an incorrect subsequent spelling.

The "Index universalis" formed fascicle 12 of the Nomencl. zool.; Micropsychia is dated from the wrapper of the fascicle, not from its title-page which is dated 1846.

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Senior name:
Mictopsichia Hübner, 1825: 374.

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