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Species Peoria floridella - Hodges#6046

6046 - Peoria floridella
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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 floridella (Peoria floridella - Hodges#6046 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Peoria floridella Shaffer, 1968 (1)
There are 16 named species of Peoria in America north of Mexico. (2)
Possibly several awaiting description. (2)
Wingspan is 25-28 mm. (1)
Original description is online: (1)
North Carolina to Florida. (2), (3), (4), (5)
Type locality: USA: Florida, Volusia County. (1)
Coastal. (1)
April to June, August, November to December appear to be the peak flight times. (2), (5)
See Also
Peoria opacella, which lacks the distinct white tracing along the forewing veins and has a smaller wingspan of 18-22 mm. (1)
Print References
Shaffer, J.C. 1968. A revision of the Peoriini and Anerastiinae (Auctorum) of America north of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 280. p. 20. (1)
Shaffer, J.C. 2003. Range extension for Peoria floridella and Peoria punctata. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 105(1): p. (68)
Internet References