Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Genus:
Phycodes Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 6 : 389.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COSSOIDEA : BRACHODIDAE

Type-species:
Phycodes hirudinicornis Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 6: 389, pl.13 fig.5.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Indes Orientales, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Phycodes was originally placed in the Hyblaeidae.

Phycodes Guenée, 1852 was originally proposed in the Immidae and referred to the Brachodidae by Heppner, 1979, Entomologische Berichten 39 (8) : 127.

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

P. hirudinicornis is a junior subjective synonym of Chimaera radiata Ochsenheimer, 1808, Schmett. Eur. 2: 5.

Phycodes was established in the Hyblaeidae; it was placed in the Hyponomeutidae, now Yponomeutidae, by Walsingham, 1900, in Swinhoe, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera Colln Oxf. Univ. Mus. 2: 568; in the Glyphipterigidae by Meyrick, 1913, in Wagne, Lepid. Cat. 13: 32; in the Choreutidae by Brock, 1971, J. nat. Hist. 5: 35; and in the Brachodidae by Heppner, 1979, Ent. Ber., Amst. 39: 127.

See also Tegna Walker, 1866.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Phycodes was included in the "Glyphipterygidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 176; in the Choreutidae by Brock, 1971, J. nat. Hist. 5: 35; and in the Brachodidae by Heppner, 1979, Ent. Ber., Amst. 39: 127.

PHYCODES was included within the family BRACHODIDAE by Kristensen (1999).

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