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Lepidoptera > Pyraloidea > Crambidae > Spilomelinae > Margaroniini > Pygospila

Pygospila costiflexalis Guenée, 1854

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Similiar species:
Pygospila tyres is a similar species. 
Pygospila costiflexalis is cupreous-brown intead of shiny black. FW with the sub-basal line and a spot above it, near base, fulvous. Paired spots beyond cell and towards apex are separated, unlike P. tyres, where they are conjoined. Only two fulvous marginal spots above tornus (three white spots in P. tyres). HW spot above cell, absent. 
References:
  1. Pygospila costiflexalis Guenée, 1854; Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 8: 313. TL: Bombay. Text at https://archive.org/stream/histoirenaturell08bois#page/313/mode/1up. 
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths,Vol. 4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. Pg. 362, # 5058. 

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Anonymous. 2021. Pygospila costiflexalis Guenée, 1854. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/357042/Pygospila-costiflexalis
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