Psychidae

Psychidae

[′sī·kə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The bagworms, a family of lepidopteran insects in the superfamily Tineoidea; males are large, hairy moths, but females are degenerate, wingless, and legless and live in bag-shaped cases.

Psychidae

 

(bagworms), a family of moths. The males have a wingspread of 8–50 mm; they are gray, yellowish, or black. The females, which are often wingless and sometimes legless, resemble worms. There are about 500 species, distributed throughout the world; they are particularly widespread in the savannas of Africa and South America. In the USSR there are approximately 100 species, found primarily in the Caucasus and Middle Asia. The moths do not feed. The caterpillars make cocoons by weaving together pieces of leaves, bark, small branches, and clumps of soil; they feed on the leaves of flowering and lower plants.

REFERENCE

Kozhanchikov, I. V. Chekhlonosy-meshechnitsy (sem. Psychidae). Moscow-Leningrad, 1956. (Fauna SSSR: Nasekomye cheshuekrylye, fasc. 3, no. 2.)
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In a comprehensive reference to the European Psychidae family of moths, Arnscheid and Weidlich identify 246 species, accompanying their description and diagnoses with color figures of the adults--usually depicting variation of males and females if the latter are winged--and black and white photographs of the male genitalia of most species for the first time.
Como la mayoria de los apareamientos fue entre parejas jovenes con 1 a 3 dias de edad, este parametro tambien pudo estar sujeto a seleccion por parte de alguno de los sexos, como se ha descrito en Bicyclus anynana, o en algunas especies de Psychidae (Fischer et al.
Sobczyk--identified as a "German amateur" who has published on Psychidae since 2002--has undertaken compilation of nomenclature widely scattered in the literature.
Diomedes Quintero Arias has published more than 75 articles on the systematics and biology of Scorpiones, Amblypygi, Acari, Araneae (Arachnida), Psychidae (Lepidoptera) and wasps (Mutillidae, Plumariidae, Pompilidae and Bradynobaenidae).
Olethreutidae, Tortricidae, Phalonidae, Aegeriidae, Glyphipterygidae, Yponomeutidae, Gelechiidae, Oecophoridae, Xylorictidae, Lithocolletidae, Cecidoseidae, Ridiaschinidae, Acrolophidae, Tineidae e Psychidae da zona sudeste do Rio Grande do Sul.
Otras: con un articulo Amatidae Apatelodidae Cosmopterygidae Epiplemidae Lymantriidae Notodontidae Zygaenidae Familia Numero de articulos Nymphalidae 46 Papilionidae 39 Pieridae 31 Arctiidae 25 Saturniidae 24 Sphingidae 22 Geometridae 16 Lycaenidae 11 Noctuidae 8 Ctenuchiadae 7 Dioptidae 5 Pyralidae 5 Psychidae 4 Hesperiidae 4 Acrolophidae 3 Uraniidae 3 Lasiocampidae 3 Agaristidae 2 Castniidae 2 Cossidae 2 Nolidae 2 Prodoxidae 2 Otras 7 Nota: Tabla derivada de grafico de barra.
In any such speculations it should be remembered that larval bags are constructed by all species in the family Psychidae, and that nearly all species adorn their bags with bits of foliage or twigs.
As especies de Bracon estao associadas a Coleoptera, Diptera e Lepidoptera (Quicke, 1997), as de Stiropius estao associadas a Gracillariidae e Lyonetiidae minadores (Whitfield, 1988) e as de Orgilus a Gelechiidae, Coleophoridae, Oecophoridae, Psychidae, Pyralidae, Gracillariidae e Tortricidae minadores (Achterberg, 1997).
2 0 Generalist Psychidae Oikiticus kirbyi 0 0 Guilding, 1827 Oecophoridae Inga encamina (Meyrick, 0 0 1912) Depressariidae Antaeotricha sp.
Representative families of the next most abundant orders included Lepidoptera (Amatidae, Gelechiidae, Noctuidae, Nymphalidae, Pieridae, Psychidae, and Pyralidae), Orthoptera (Acrididae, Eumastacidae and Tetrigidae), Blattodea (Blattellidae and Blattidea), Dermaptera (Forficulidae and Labiidae), Thysanoptera (Phlaeothripidae and Thripidae) and Psocoptera (Liposcelidae and Psocidae).
R A Psychidae Cryptothelea variegata C L Snellen Geometridae Scopula caricaria Reutti R L Percnia luridaria (Leech) R A Naxa (Psilonaxa) seriaria O L,A Motschulsky Gelasma illiturata Walker R A Comostola subtiliaria R A (Bremer) Tortricidae Archips seminubilis R A (Meyrick) Grapholitha delineana R A Walker Hemiptera Tingidae Leptoypha hospita Drake C N,A et Poor Pentatomidae Nezara viridula (Linnaeus) O A Menida sp.