Italian entomologistDied when: 76 years 99 days (915 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Achille Costa (10 August 1823, Lecce – 17 November 1899 Rome) was an Italian zoologist working mainly in entomology who was appointed director of the Zoological Museum of Naples.
He founded the entomological collections in Naples and described many new species.Achille Costa was the son of Oronzio Gabriele Costa.
He made the greatest contribution to the entomological exploration of southern Italy and the Italian islands in the second half of the 19th century