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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Protrigonia
Hampson, 1896[1]
Species: P. zizanialis
Binomial name
Protrigonia zizanialis
(Swinhoe, 1886)
  • Pyralis zizanialis Swinhoe, 1886

Protrigonia is a monotypic moth genus of the Crambidae family described by George Hampson in 1896. It contains only one species, Protrigonia zizanialis, described by Charles Swinhoe in 1886, which is found in Sri Lanka and western India.[2]

The forewings are pinkish white, suffused with brown. The costal line is brown with a brown ringlet. The submarginal band is also brown. The hindwings are white, but grey towards the outer border.[3]


  1. ^ Nuss, M.; et al. (2003–2017). "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  2. ^ Savela, Markku. "Protrigonia Hampson, 1896". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  3. ^ Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1885: 865