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Peoria approximella (a moth named in New York for Peoria, IL). Photo of Michigan specimen courtesy Jim Vargo (used with permission).
Our main goal is to encourage participation in the study and appreciation of the insect world around us. this is accomplished through field trips, educational programs, sharing experiences, and insect photography or collecting. Meetings are usually held at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month (the location will vary). Check out the Activities page to examine the current schedule.
The moth image that you see on our pages is Peoria approximella (Walker, 1887). [Pyralidae: Peoriinae – HODGES 6053]. Common name: carmine snout moth. Since we are located in Peoria, Illinois, it seems only appropriate for us to use this image on our page.