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

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Psammotis Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 350.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pyralis pulveralis Hübner, 1796. Samml. eur. Schmett. 6: 29, pl.17, fig.109.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

From a multiple original spelling in which both Psammotis (by implication, the singular form of Psammotes) and * Psamotis were used by Hübner on page 350 and Psammotis was used in the index, [1826] 1816 ibidem (Anz.): 58, Meyrick, 1890 Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1890: 448, the first reviser, adopted Psammotis as the correct spelling.

See also: Lemia Guenée, [1845].

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats PSAMMOTIS in the CRAMBIDAE: PYRAUSTINAE.

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Junior name(s):
Lemia Guenée, 1845: 205.
Lemiodes ; Guenée, 1854: 401.
Psamotis ; Hübner, 1825: 350.

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