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Species Peoria tetradella - Hodges#6044

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Peoriini
Genus Peoria
Species tetradella (Peoria tetradella - Hodges#6044)
Hodges Number
6044
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described in 1872 by Zeller, who originally placed it in genus Anerastia
Size
wingspan about 18 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Identification
Adult: forewing light brownish-gray with speckled whitish strip along length of costa; strip has 3 or 4 dark diagonal streaks in distal half; cubital vein (in center of wing) covered with white scales; other veins in distal half of wing also white; intervenular spaces edged with black; hindwing light gray with white fringe
Range
several scattered records found on Internet from Texas, California, Colorado, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina/Tennessee), Iowa, Illinois, Ontario
Season
adults fly from May to September in Iowa; Internet records from September and October in California
See Also
Thaumatopsis magnificus forewing is dull yellowish with wider white stripes (see image by Jim Vargo at MPG)
other species in tribe Peoriini have different color and pattern on forewing (compare images of several related species/genera by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Print References
Shaffer, 1968. A revision of the Peoriinae and Anerastiinae (Auctorum) of America north of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Bulletin - United States National Museum. 280:16 (1)
Internet References
pinned adult image by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
presence in Texas; list (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)
presence in California; list of 2 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Colorado; list (Paul Opler, Moths of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado; USGS)
presence in Great Smoky Mountains NP; list (Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, USGS)
presence in Iowa; list of 3 specimen records with dates and locations (Keith Summerville, insectsofiowa.com)
presence in Ontario; list (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
Works Cited
1.A Revision of the Peoriini and Anerastiinae (Auctorum) of America north of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
Jay C. Shaffer. 1968. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 280: .