The Psychopsidae (Insecta : Neuroptera) of Australia and the Oriental region Academic Article uri icon


  • An illustrated synopsis is given of the described Psychopsidae of Australia (12 spp.) and the Oriental Region (2 spp.), together with the description of one new Australian species of Psychopsis. Generic limitations in the family are reassessed and several genera raised on venational features (Balmes Navas, Magallanes Navas, Wernzia Navas) are shown to closely resemble typical Psychopsis Newman on genitalic characters; they are synonymised with Psychopsis, and keys are given to world genera of the family and the species of Psychopsis (14 spp.). Megapsychops Tillyard (1 sp.) is retained as a distinct genus.

publication date

  • 1988