Coleothrix longicosta

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Coleothrix longicosta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Coleothrix
Species: C. longicosta
Binomial name
Coleothrix longicosta
Du, Song and Wu, 2007[1]

Coleothrix longicosta is a species of snout moth in the genus Coleothrix. It was described by Ragonot in 1888.[1] It is found in China (Zhejiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, Sichuan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunan, Hainan), Japan, Burma, India, Sri Lanka, Borneo, Malaysia, Sumatra, Bali, Sulawesi and the Philippines.[2]

The wingspan is 15-16.5 mm. The forewings are reddish fuscous to blackish fuscous and three times as long as wide. The hindwings are semi-translucent, the veins and fringe are darker.


The specific name refers to the long costa in male genitalia.


  1. ^ a b "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  2. ^ "A Review on Addyme-Calguia-Coleothrix Genera Complex (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae), with One New Species from China". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2011-11-10.