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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Tribe: Erebini
Genus: Erygia
Guenée in Boisduval & Guenée, 1852[1]
  • Calicula Walker, 1858
  • Felinia Guenée, 1852
  • Ansa Walker, 1858
  • Briarda Walker, [1858]
  • Erygansa Bethune-Baker, 1906

Erygia is a genus of moths in the Erebidae family.


Palpi upturned and very slender, almost naked, where the second joint reaching vertex of head, and third joint variable in length. Antennae minutely ciliated in male. Metathorax with a large spreading tuft. Abdomen with dorsal tufts on proximal segments. Male with a large anal tuft. Tibia spineless. Femur fringed with long hair, as also fore tibia. The mid tibia clothed with short hair and hind tibia and tarsi with long hair. Forewings with quadrate apex. A tooth of scaled found at outer angle. Cilia crenulate.[2]



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

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