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

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Psyche Schrank, 1801 . Fauna boica 2(1) : 156. [Nomenclaturally available but without originally included nominal species until Schrank, 1802, ibidem 2 (2): 87-98.]    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Psyche carpini Schrank, 1802. Fauna boica 2(2): 90.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1830. British entomology 7: 332. [(as a junior name of nitidella Hübner)]

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

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

When Curtis designated as type-species Phalaena nitidella Hübner, 1793, Samml. auserlesener Vögel und Schmett.: 9, he also on the next page placed carpini, a nominal species originally included in Psyche, as a junior subjective synonym of nitidella. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 69(a)(v), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included nominal species as the type-species. Both P. nitidella and P. carpini have been treated as junior subjective synonym of Phalaena casta Pallas, 1767, by Kozhanchikov, 1956, Fauna SSSR (N.S.) 62 (Lepid. 3 (2)): 195.

See also: * Phyche Bechstein, 1818; Saccofera Sodoffsky, 1837; Saccofora Sodoffsky, 1837; Saccophora Agassiz, 1847.

PSYCHE was included within the subfamily PSYCHIDAE: PSYCHINAE by Davis & Robinson, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Phyche ; Bechstein, 1818: 132.
Saccofera Sodoffsky, 1837: 85, 96.
Saccofora Sodoffsky, 1837: 12, 23.
Saccophora ; Agassiz, 1847: 329.

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