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Pl.1-03-Aroa danva Schaus, 1893.JPG
Aroa danva
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Lymantrinae
Tribe: Lymantrini
Genus: Aroa
Walker, 1855

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  • Arva Grünberg, 1913
  • Caenina Felder, 1861
  • Cladophora Geyer, 1832
  • Gynaephora Hübner, 1819
  • Gynophora Agassiz, 1847
  • Ornithopsyche Wallengren, 1863

Aroa is a genus of moths in the family Lymantriidae. Species are distributed in South Africa, China, throughout India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Java.


They are diurnal fliers. Genus differs from Orgyia due to much longer palpi and less-hairy body. Third joint prominent. Legs are less hairy. Female has fully developed wings. Antennae branches are shorter than in male.[1]


Some species of this genus are:[2]


  1. ^ Hampson, G. F. (1892). The Fauna of British India Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths. I. Taylor & Francis. Retrieved 29 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Aroa Walker, 1855" at Afromoths