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

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Genus:
Psephis ; Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875 . Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (Zool.) 2(Abt. 2) : pl.120, fig. 4.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Incorrect Citation

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Cited by Neave, 1940, Nomencl. zool. 3: 958 as though it were a nomenclaturally available generic name distinct from Psephis Guenée, 1854, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lépid.) 8:257, Lepid., Pyralidae. Felder & Rogenhofer did not, however, propose a new genus but merely described a new species as 'Psephis? aega F. & R.' which should have been placed in Ostha Walker.

See: OSTHA Walker, 1861.

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Senior name:
Ostha Walker, 1861: 947 (key).


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