Psilogaster

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Psilogaster is a monotypic moth genus in the family Lasiocampidae first described by Reichenbach in 1817.[2] Its only species, Psilogaster loti, described by Ferdinand Ochsenheimer in 1810, is found in south-western Europe and North Africa.[3]

Psilogaster loti
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Scientific classification
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Psilogaster

Reichenbach, 1817
Species:
P. loti
Binomial name
Psilogaster loti
Synonyms

Genus:

  • Diplura Rambur, 1866
  • Dipluriella Strand, 1910

Species:

  • Gastropacha loti Ochsenheimer, 1810
  • Dipluriella loti
  • Psilogaster brunnea Oberthür, 1900
  • Psilogaster vernetensis Oberthür, 1916
  • Psilogaster homochroa Zerny, 1927
  • Psilogaster claussi Dionisio, 1977

The wingspan is 27–35 mm.[4]

The larvae feed on Cistus salvifolius, Cistus albidus, Cistus populifolius, Cistus ladanifer, Cistus laurifolius, Cistus clusii and possibly Rosmarinus officinalis and Helianthemum.

SubspeciesEdit

  • Psilogaster loti loti
  • Psilogaster loti algeriensis Baker, 1885 (Morocco to Libya)
  • Psilogaster loti simulatrix Chrétien, 1910 (Tunisia, Libya)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Nomen.at
  3. ^ Savela, Markku. "Psilogaster Reichenbach, 1817". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  4. ^ Lepiforum.de