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

Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Linnaeus, 1758).jpg
E. chrysorrhoea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
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



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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