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

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Genus:
Psychagrapha Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (4) : 957.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : MEGALOPYGIDAE

Type-species:
Psychagrapha floccosa Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 957.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BRAZIL]: Amazon district, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Psychagrapha was established in the Psychidae; it is here transferred to the Megalopygidae on the advice of the late Mr W.H.T. Tams, who examined the holotype in the Oxford University Museum.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Psychagrapha was established in the Psychidae; it was transferred to the Megalopygidae by Fletcher & Nye, 1982, Generic Names Moths World 4: 138.

See also: * Psychographa Kirby, 1982.

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Junior name(s):
Psychographa ; Kirby, 1892: 524.


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