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Psychidae

This family comprises about 600 species of which about 500 are found in the Old World. The larvae construct prominent larval silken cases in various shapes, covered with a variety of material, such as twigs, leaf debris, and sand grains (Scoble 1992: 229).
Identification: Ford 1946, Forster & Wohlfahrt 1960, Hättenschwiler 1985, Heylaerts 1884, Hoffmeyer 1974, Koch 1964, Kozhantshikov 1956, Sauter & Hättenschwiler 1991, Zagulyaev 1989h.
Nomenclature according to Fauna Europaea.
Species in Belgium: 22.


WV = West-Vlaanderen LI = Limburg NA = Namur
OV = Oost-Vlaanderen BR = Brabant LG = Liège
AN = Antwerpen HA = Hainaut LX = Luxembourg
= before 1980 = 1980 – 2004 = after 2004
Species WV OV AN LI BR HA NA LG LX
Acanthopsyche atra (Linnaeus, 1767)
= opacella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1846)
      L   L    
Apterona helicoidella (Vallot, 1827)
= crenulella (Bruand, 1853)
           
Bacotia claustrella (Bruand, 1845)
= sepium (Speyer, 1846)
           
Bankesia conspurcatella (Zeller, 1850)
= douglasii sensu auct., nec (Stainton, 1850)
= staintoni (Walsingham, 1899)
     
Canephora hirsuta (Poda, 1761)
= unicolor (Hufnagel, 1766)
= graminella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
    L L   L L
Dahlica lichenella (Linnaeus, 1761)        
Dahlica triquetrella (Hübner, 1813)
= inconspicuella sensu auct.
 
Diplodoma laichartingella (Goeze, 1783)
= herminata (Fourcroy, 1785)
= marginepunctella (Stephens, 1829)
   
Epichnopterix plumella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
= pulla (Esper, 1785)
L
Luffia lapidella (Goeze, 1783)
= ferchaultella (Stephens, 1850)
   
Megalophanes viciella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)            
Narycia duplicella (Goeze, 1783)
= astrella sensu Dufrane, 1957
= monilifera (Fourcroy, 1785)
= stelliferella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1839)
 
Pachythelia villosella (Ochsenheimer, 1810)              
Phalacropterix graslinella (Boisduval, 1852)                
Proutia betulina (Zeller, 1839) L  
Psyche casta (Pallas, 1767)
= muscella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
= nitidella (Hübner, 1796)
Psyche crassiorella (Bruand, 1851)                
Ptilocephala agrostidis (Schrank, 1802)
= angustella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1846)
               
Ptilocephala plumifera (Ochsenheimer, 1810)              
Sterrhopterix fusca (Haworth, 1809)
= hirsutella (Hübner, 1796), nec ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
= calvella (Ochsenheimer, 1810)
Taleporia tubulosa (Retzius, 1783)
= pseudobombycella (Hübner, 1796)
= anderreggella (Duponchel, 1843)
Whittleia retiella (Newman, 1847)  

         

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