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

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Genus:
Psilogaster R.L. [Reichenbach], 1817 . Jena. allg. Lit.-Ztg 1(36) : 283.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
LASIOCAMPOIDEA : LASIOCAMPIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Gastropacha loti Ochsenheimer, 1810. Schmett. Eur. 3: 291.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher & Nye , 1982. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 4: 137.

Type specimens:
Type(s) PORTUGAL: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Ochsenheimer, 1810, ibidem 3: 239-298 divided the genus Gastropacha, which he had proposed on page 239, into five sections, A-E; section E was further divided into three subsections, alpha, beta and gamma; subsection gamma included the four species, Gastropacha loti Ochsenheimer, 1810, Bombyx franconica [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, Phalaena castrensis Linnaeus, 1758 and Phalaena neustria Linnaeus, 1758. In a review of Ochsenheimer's third volume, R.L. in 1817 proposed the generic name Psilogaster for these four species.

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Junior name(s):
Diplura Rambur, 1866: 350.
Dipluriella Strand, 1910: 14.


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