The Nygmiini are a tribe of tussock moths of the Erebidae family.

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Euproctis similis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Lymantriinae
Tribe: Nygmiini
Holloway, 1999


Adult females of the tribe have an enlarged seventh abdominal segment with a tuft of scales and use this adaptation to protect their egg mass.[1]



  1. ^ Holloway, Jeremy Daniel. "Tribe Nygmiini n." The Moths of Borneo. Retrieved May 16, 2020.