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

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Genus:
Psycharium Herrich-Schäffer, 1856 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1 : wrapper, pl.80, fig.461. [[1858], ibidem 1: 76]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : SOMABRACHYIDAE

Type-species:
Psycharium pellucens Herrich-Schäffer, 1856. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.80, fig.461. [; [1858], ibidem 1: 76]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: `Afr.?', (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980)
stated:-

Psycharium when established was not placed in a family; it was placed in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae, by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 498; was transferred to the Megalopygidae by Aurivillius, 1894, Dt. ent. Z. Iris 7: 189; was placed in the Arctiadae, now Arctiidae by Hampson, 1901, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 3: 451; was transferred to
the Zygaenidae by Jordan, 1928, Novit. zool. 34: 136; and was transferred to the Somabrachyidae by Tremewan, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist.

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Psycharium when established was not placed in a family; it was placed in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae, by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 498; it was placed in the Megalopygidae by Aurivillius, 1894, Dt. ent. Z. Iris 7: 189; it was placed in the Arctiadae, now Arctiidae, by Hampson, 1900, Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 2: 63, but was retained in the Megalopygidae by Dyar & Strand, 1913, in Wagner, Lepid. Cat. 16: 22, and by Hopp, 1928, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 14: 445; it was transferred to the Zygaenidae by Jordan, 1928, Novit. zool. 34: 136, and was transferred to the Somabrachyidae by Tremewan, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28: 139. On the advice of our colleague, Mr D.J. Carter, who has examined larvae of Psycharium, the genus is retained in the Megalopygidae in this catalogue.

PSYCHARIUM was included within the family SOMABRACHYIDAE by Epstein et al., in Kris

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