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Dasychira grisefacta.jpg
Dasychira grisefacta
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Tribe: Orgyiini
Genus: Dasychira
Hübner, 1809
  • Bathmochtha Karsch, 1895
  • Notohyba Holland, 1893
  • Sminthopses Hampson, 1916
  • Thamnocera Holland, 1893

Dasychira is a genus of tussock moths in the family Erebidae described by Jacob Hübner in 1809. They are well distributed all over Africa, Europe, Madagascar, Japan, China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Java and Australia.


Palpi porrect (extending forward), and second joint is heavily haired. Antennae with long branches in male and short in female. Legs hairy. Forewings with oblique outer margin. Hindwings with veins 3, 4 and 5 from close to angle of cell. Veins 6 and 7 stalked.[1]


Some species of this genus are:


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