Perina

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Perina
Perina nuda.jpg
Perina nuda (male)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Tribe: Leucomini
Genus: Perina
Walker, 1855

Perina is a genus of tussock moths in the family Erebidae. It was described by Francis Walker in 1855 and is found in China, Sri Lanka and throughout India.

Description[edit]

In the male, the palpi are extremely minute. Antennae with long branches. Mid and hind tibia with minute terminal spur pairs. Forewings with extremely oblique outer margin. Vein 3 from before angle of cell. Vein 4 and 5 on a short stalk. Vein 6 from upper angle. Veins 9 to 10 are stalked, where veins 7 and 10 being off towards apex. Hindwings with veins 3 from before angle of cell. Veins 4 and 5 stalked and vein 6 absent.

In the female, the antennae have shorter branches. Forewings with the outer margin not so oblique. Hindwings with veins 4 and 5 from angle of cell. Vein 6 present and stalked with vein 7.[1]

Species[edit]

The following species are included in the genus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hampson, G. F. (1892). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths Volume I. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  2. ^ "Perina". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 29 November 2014.