Psychoides

Psychoides is a genus of moths belonging to the family Tineidae. The type species is Psychoides verhuella, first described by Charles Bruand in 1853. Bruand also erected the genus.[2]

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Psychoides

Bruand, 1853
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EcologyEdit

The moths fly during the day and resemble the Incurvariidae, in which family P. filicivora was first described.[3] They have a flat body and wings are held in a tent-like position. The Psychoides are unusual amongst the Tineidae with the larvae feeding on green plants, i.e. ferns instead of fungi, lichen or dry animal or plant debris.[4]

SpeciesEdit

Psychoides are distributed in the Oriental and Palaearctic regions. Only four species are known, with the P. gosari being added to the list in 2007 following the discovery of pupae in Korea from 2004 to 2006.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Psychoides Bruand, 1853". NBN Atlas. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  2. ^ Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul (November 5, 2004). "Psychoides Bruand, 1853". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  3. ^ Pelham-Clinton, p. 159
  4. ^ Pelham-Clinton, p. 153
  5. ^ Kim, Seok; Bae, Yang-Seop (2007). "A New Species of Psychoides Bruand (Lepidoptera, Tineidae, Teichobiinae) from Korea, with Some Biological Information". Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 10 (1): 21–26.
  6. ^ "Psychoides". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 25 October 2019.

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