Psyche fatalis

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Taxonavigation: Tineoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Superfamilia: Tineoidea

Familia: Psychidae
Subfamilia: Psychinae
Tribus: Psychini
Genus: Psyche
Species: Psyche fatalis


Psyche fatalis (Meyrick, 1926)

Type locality: South Africa, Cape Province, Cedarbergen, 4-5000 ft.

Lectotype: SAMC. slide no. 147. (designated by Janse, 1968: 47 as holotype and Gozmány & Vári, 1973: 187 as electrotype under the Code articles 75.4 and 75.5)


  • Fumea fatalis Meyrick, 1926
  • Psyche fatalis Meyrick, 1926 by Dierl, 1972: 62.


  • Gozmány, L.A. & Vári, L., 1973; The Tineidae of the Ethiopian Region. Transvaal Museum Memoir, 18: 1–238.
  • Janse, A.J.T., 1968: On the types of South African Microlepidoptera 1: Tineidae. Transvaal Museum Memoir, 16: 1–127
  • Sobczyk, T. 2011. World Catalogue of Insects. Volume 10: Psychidae (Lepidoptera). Apollo Books, Stenstrup: 467 pp. ISBN 978-87-88757-98-9. Reference page