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Species Peoria approximella - Carmine Snout Moth - Hodges#6053

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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 approximella (Carmine Snout Moth - Hodges#6053)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Peoria approximella (Walker, 1866)
Eurhodope approximella Walker, 1866
Hypsotropa cremoricosta Hampson, 1918
Anerastia haematica Zeller, 1872
Nephopteryx roseatella Packard, 1873
one of 15 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan 14-20 mm
Adult: snout long; forewing deep pinkish-red with prominent whitish stripe along costa; red color changes to yellowish along outer margin and basal half of inner margin, and shades to blackish adjacent to whitish stripe; hindwing translucent whitish to pale gray, much broader than forewing, and with wide fringe
United States and southern Canada east of the Rockies: Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Texas, north to Alberta
unknown as of 2005
See Also
other species of Peoria and related genera lack deep reddish color on forewing coupled with whitish strip along costa; compare photos of numerous specimens by Jim Vargo in MPG link below
Print References
Shaffer, 1968, Bull. U.S.N.M., 280: 29; 101, fig. 14 (adult); 112, fig. 116 (male gen.); 120, fig. 154 (female gen.) (1)
Internet References
live adult images (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult images and collection data map showing presence in Quebec and Alberta (All-Leps)
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Texas; list (Dale Clark, Texas)
presence in Ontario; list - search for "Peoria" (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
distribution boundary states/provinces showing presence in Nova Scotia (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)