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Lepidoptera > Pyraloidea > Crambidae > Spilomelinae > Margaroniini > Pygospila

Pygospila costiflexalis Guenée, 1854

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
All states
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. Male has a prominently flexed (indentated) costa, which is diagnostic. 

Pygospila Guenée, 1854 species known from India.
Pygospila bivittalis Walker, 1866. India.
Pygospila costiflexalis Guenée, 1854. W. &. S. India; Sri Lanka.
Pygospila cuprealis Swinhoe, 1892. NE India; Myanmar. 
Pygospila tyres (Cramer, [1780]). Indian subcontinent.
  1. Pygospila costiflexalis Guenée, 1854. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 8: 313. TL: Bombay. Text at 
  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. 2022. Pygospila costiflexalis Guenée, 1854. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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