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Species Peoria opacella - Hodges#6045

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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 opacella (Peoria opacella - Hodges#6045)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Peoria opacella (Hulst, 1887) (1)
Anerastia opacella Hulst, 1887
Saluria dichroeella (Ragonot, 1889)
Sixteen Peoria species are found in America north of Mexico
Wingspan about 22 mm.
The original description as Anerastia opacella Hulst is available online in the print references below.
Head and thorax fuscous brown
Forewing inner margin half is blackish-gray
Forewing costal half is lighter near white and dusted with darker scales
Hindwing has light brownish tint
Arizona to Texas(2), (3). (4)
Oklahoma. (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Most records of adults are from July to August. (4)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hulst, G.D 1887. New species of Pyralidae. Entomologica Americana, 3: 138.
Shaffer, J.C. 1968. A revision of the Peoriini and Anerastiinae (Auctorum) of America north of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), Bull. U. S. National Museum 280:109-111, 118. (1)