Psycharium pellucens Herrich-Schäffer, 1856

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FAMILY Somabrachyidae
SUBFAMILY  
GENUS Psycharium
SPECIES pellucens
AUTHORHerrich-Schäffer, 1856
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPsycharium m. pellucens m.
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, Western Cape], "Cap"; South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town, Cecilia Forest Reserve, 27.xi.1980, leg. H. Geertsema.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -33°58'0" Longitude: 18°28'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Neotype ♂, designated by Geertsema (1998: 214), The original Holotype ♀, SMNS, is apparently lost (see Geertsema 1998: 213; but see Häuser et al. 2003: 12).
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Herrich-Schäffer G. A. W. 1853–1858. Sammlung neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereuropäische Schmetterlinge. Heterocera (Nachtfalter). - — (1) 1:1–84, pls 1–120.
PAGINATION [1856]: wrapper; pl. [80], fig. 461; [1858]: 76

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
South Africa Western Cape Herrich-Schäffer G. A. W. 1853–1858. Sammlung neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereuropäische Schmetterlinge. Heterocera (Nachtfalter). - — (1) 1:1–84, pls 1–120. 70

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Pinaceae Pinus radiata South Africa Geertsema H. 1998. Studies on African Zygaenoid moths (Lepidoptera: Zygaenoidea). The genus Psycharium Herrich-Schäffer, with descriptions of four new species (Somabrachyidae). - South African Journal of Zoology 33(4):210–215. 214