Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly placed in family Noctuidae.
Explanation of Names
Herminiinae from the type genus Herminia
(Latreille). The gens Herminia
was an ancient patrician house at Rome. (1)
"A wide range of organic matter that includes living foliage, epiphytic growth, senescent leaves, flowers, and fruit as well as fallen leaves." (2)
Some species in subfamily Phytometrinae are similar, e.g.:
Some species in Tetanolita are similar to some species of Renia. See Print References below which contains descriptions of both genera. The third labial palpi segment is much shorter than the second in Renia.
Lafontaine J.D., and B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (3)
Smith, J. B., 1895. Contributions Toward A Monograph Of The Insects Of The Lepidopterous Family Noctuidae Of Boreal North America. A Revision Of The Deltoid Moths. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 48 (4)