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Species Renia flavipunctalis - Yellow-spotted Renia - Hodges#8384.1

Yellow-spotted Renia - Renia flavipunctalis - male Moth - Renia flavipunctalis Moth july 11 - Renia flavipunctalis Erebidae: Renia flavipunctalis - Renia flavipunctalis Erebidae - Renia flavipunctalis Erebidae: Renia flavipunctalis - Renia flavipunctalis Noctuidae - Renia flavipunctalis Renia flavipunctalis variant? - Renia flavipunctalis - female
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Renia
Species flavipunctalis (Yellow-spotted Renia - Hodges#8384.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Renia flavipunctalis (Geyer, 1832)
Renia phalerosalis (Walker, 1859)
Renia heliusalis (Walker, 1859)
Renia pastoralis (Grote, 1872)
Renia belfragei (Grote, 1872)
Renia exerta (Smith, 1909)
Renia atrimacula (Smith, 1910)
Explanation of Names
flavipunctalis: from the Latin "flavus" (yellow) + "punctate" (marked with spots) — refers to the forewing's yellowish orbicular and reniform spots, and the origin of the common name "Yellow-spotted"
wingspan about 28 mm
Refer to the guide on the info page for the genus.
North America east of the Rockies
deciduous woodlands, on or close to the ground
adults fly from June to August
larvae feed on dead leaves of deciduous trees (Ohio State U.)
See Also
Not easily confused with any other species east of Texas.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of living and pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of pinned adult and related species for comparison.
Encylopedia of Life - description and live image