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Containing group: Zygaenoidea


Geertsema, H. 1998. Studies on African zygaenoid moths (Lepidoptera : Zygaenoidea) the genus Psycharium Herrich-Schaffer, with descriptions of four new species (Somabrachyidae). South African Journal of Zoology 33(4):210-225.

Geertsema, H. 2000. Studies on African zygaenoid moths (Lepidoptera : Zygaenoidea): descriptions of final instar larvae of Psycharium pellucens, P. montanum and Psycharium sp A, with notes on the larva of P. barnardi and Somabrachys (Somabrachyidae). African Zoology 35(1):99-113.

Geertsema, H. 2000. Studies on African zygaenoid moths (Lepidoptera : Zygaenoidea): Parapsycharium n.gen. (Somabrachyidae) from the Western Cape province, South Africa. African Zoology 35(2):251-259.

Geertsema, H. 2001. Studies on African zygaenoid moths (Lepidoptera : Zygaenoidea): adult morphology of Psycharium montanum (Somabrachyidae). African Zoology 36(2):153-161.

Geertsema, H. 2002. An overview of the African flannel moths (Somabrachyidae) (Zygaenoidea : Lepidoptera), including their putative relationships. African Entomology 10(2):285-295.

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