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

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Genus:
Psychostrophia Butler, 1877 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 20 : 401.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
DREPANOIDEA : EPICOPEIIDAE

Type-species:
Psychostrophia melanargia Butler, 1877. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4), 20: 401.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) JAPAN: Yokohama, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Nyctemeridae (now Arctiidae), but has since been transferred to the Epiplemidae, where it was placed by Leech, 1897, ibidem (6) 19: 189.

Pyschostrophia was treated in the Epiplemidae by Fletcher 1979, Generic Names Moths World, 3 : 178.

Psychostrophia Butler, 1877, was referred to the new subfamily Schistomitrinae within the Epiplemidae as the type-genus by Inoue, Sugi, Kuroko, Moriuti and Kawabe, 1982, Moths of Japan, 1 : 576.

PSYCHOSTROPHIA was included within the family EPICOPEIIDAE by Minet & Scoble, in Kristensen (1999).

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