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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Wurthiinae
Roepke, 1916
Genus: Niphopyralis
Hampson, 1893
  • Wurthia Roepke, 1916

Niphopyralis is a genus of moths of the Crambidae family and only genus of the Wurthiinae subfamily.


Palpi upturned, smoothly scaled, and hardly reaching vertex of head. Maxillary palpi minute. Frons rounded. Antennae of male bipectinate. Tibia with nearly equal spurs. Fore wings short and rounded. Vein 3 from near angle of cell and veins 4,5 from angle. Vein 7 well separated from veins 8,9. Veins 10,11 free. Hind wings with veins 3,4,5 from angle of cell and veins 6,7 from upper angle.[1]



  1. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-iv". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016.