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Genus Nephrogramma

4857 Nephrogramma reniculalis ??? - Nephrogramma reniculalis Moth - Nephrogramma reniculalis 4857 Kidney Moth  - Nephrogramma reniculalis Nephrogramma sp. - Nephrogramma separata Illinois  Data Point - Nephrogramma reniculalis Nephrogramma reniculalis ? - Nephrogramma reniculalis Crambid? - Nephrogramma separata moth 061416bara - Nephrogramma reniculalis
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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Glaphyriinae
Genus Nephrogramma
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described by Munroe in 1964
Munroe also described the species N. separata in 1972. The species reniculalis was described in 1872 by Zeller, who originally placed it in genus Homophysa
2 species in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan of N. reniculalis about 14 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult of N. reniculalis: forewing dark brownish-gray with white reniform spot, noticeably curved or bent in middle; AM line pale, scalloped, indistinct; PM line pale, indistinct, curving around reniform spot and terminating in small wedge at costa; hindwing dark brownish-gray with irregular white markings and diffuse shading in basal half and along inner margin.
No photos of N. separata were found on the Internet as of September 2007.
N. reniculalis apparently has a sparse and patchy distribution, based on just three Internet records from Illinois, Ontario, and Texas
N. separata occurs in Arizona and perhaps elsewhere but no other Internet records were found as of September 2007
Internet References
pinned adult image of N. reniculalis and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
presence in Texas of N. reniculalis; list (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)
presence in Arizona of N. separata; list (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in Ontario of N. reniculalis; list (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)