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Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Linnaeus, 1758).jpg
Euproctis chrysorrhoea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Tribe: Nygmiini
Genus: Euproctis
Hübner, [1819]
  • Leucoma Hübner, [1806]
  • Porthesia Stephens, 1828
  • Dulichia Walker, 1855
  • Lopera Walker, 1855
  • Urocoma Herrich-Schäffer, [1858]
  • Ela Walker, 1862
  • Cataphractes Felder, 1874
  • Tearosoma Felder, 1874
  • Pygetera Kirby, 1892
  • Euproctilla Aurivillius, 1904
  • Euproctillina Hering, 1926
  • Euproctillopsis Hering, 1926
  • Meteuproctis Matsumura, 1927
  • Knappetra Nye, 1980
  • Epeuproctis
  • Sphrageidus Maes, 1984

Euproctis is a genus of tussock moths in the family Erebidae described by Jacob Hübner in 1819. Species are cosmopolitan, widespread throughout Palearctic, African, Oriental and Australian regions.


Palpi obliquely porrect (projecting forward), reaching beyond the frons. Antennae bipectinated (comb like on both sides) in both sexes, where branches are long in males each with a spine to keep it in position with regard to the contiguous branch. Mid tibia with one pair of long spurs and hind tibia with two pairs. Female has a large anal tuft. Forewings with veins 3, 4 and 5 from near angle of cell. Vein 6 from or from below upper angle. Veins 7 to 10 are stalked, where vein 10 being given off towards apex. Hindwings with vein 3 and 4 stalked or from angle of cell. Vein 5 from above angle, and veins 6 and 7 stalked.[1]



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

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