Aroa

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Aroa
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
Species

See text

Synonyms
  • 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.

Description[edit]

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]

Species[edit]

Some species of this genus are:[2]

References[edit]

  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