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Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Linnaeus, 1758).jpg
E. chrysorrhoea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Tribe: Nygmiini
Genus: Euproctis
Walker, 1865
  • Leucoma Hübner, [1806]
  • Porthesia Stephens, 1828
  • Dulichia Walker, 1855
  • Lopera Walker, 1855
  • Urocoma Herrich-Schäffer, [1858]
  • Ela Walker, 1862
  • Cataphractes Felder, 1874
  • Tearosoma Felder, 1874
  • Pygetera Kirby, 1892
  • Euproctilla Aurivillius, 1904
  • Euproctillina Hering, 1926
  • Euproctillopsis Hering, 1926
  • Meteuproctis Matsumura, 1927
  • Knappetra Nye, 1980
  • Epeuproctis
  • Sphrageidus Maes, 1984

Euproctis is a genus of tussock moths in the Erebidae family. Species are cosmopolitan, widespread throughout Palearctic, African, Oriental and Australian regions.



Palpi obliquely porrect, reaching beyond the frons. Antennae bipectinated in both sexes, where branches are long in males each with a spine to keep it in position with regard to the contiguous branch. Mid tibia with one pair of long spurs and hind tibia with two pairs. Female has a large anal tuft. Fore wings with veins 3,4 and 5 from near angle of cell. Vein 6 from or from below upper angle. Veins 7 to 10 are stalked, where vein 10 being given off towards apex. Hind wings with vein 3 and 4 stalked or from angle of cell. Vein 5 from above angle, and veins 6 and 7 stalked.[1]



  1. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-i". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016. [permanent dead link]

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