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80a0581 – 6045   Peoria opacella (Hulst, 1887)
Distribution Data for Peoria opacella
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Distribution: AZ to southwestern TX and Brownsville. (Shaffer 1968).
Lectotype(opacella): Blanco Co, TX.
Type locality (dichroeella):Texas.
Genitalia: See Shaffer (1968)
Similar Species:
  • Peoria bipartitella Ragonot, 1887 together with opacella may represent a complex with intermediate examples based on DNA barcode.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Anerastia opacella Hulst, 1887
Saluria dichroeella Ragonot, 1889
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ACF5313 (opacella?)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AEA6927 (opacella?)
  • Hulst, G.D., 1887. New species of Pyralidae. Entomologica Americana, 3: 138.
  • Ragonot, E.L., 1889. Pycitidae and Galleriidae of North America. Some new species and a general catalogue. Entomologica Americana, 5(6) 113.
  • Ragonot, E.L., 1901. Monographie des Phycitinae et des Galleriinae. In: Romanoff, N. M., Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères, 8: 363; pl. 39, fig. 1. ("dichroella [sic]")
  • Shaffer, J.C., 1968. A revision of the Peoriinae and Anerastiinae (auctorum) of America North of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 280: 18; figs. 11 (spread), 73 (antenna), 108 (♂ gen.), 147 (♀ gen.).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Peoria opacella
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