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

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Genus:
Psychophora Kirby, 1824 , in Parry. A Suppl. to the Appendix of Captain Parrys Voyage (Appendix 10) : ccxv.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Bombyx sabini Kirby, 1824. In: Parry, A Suppl. to the Appendix of Captain Parrys Voyage (Appendix 10), : ccxv.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) - male [CANADA]: [North-West Territories], Melville Island, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included SCINNERIA Dyar, 1903 as a junior synonym of PSYCHOPHORA Kirby, 1824.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 4 species and 3 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus PSYCHOPHORA.

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Junior name(s):
Psycophora ; Curtis, 1835: 73.


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