Herminiinae mystery - Renia sobrialis
Pine Brook, Isanti County, Minnesota, USA
July 8, 2010
This gray mystery (for which I have only one image and no measurement or specimen) is making me wonder mostly about Tetanolita mynesalis or Renia sobrialis. Favoring Tetanolita (to my thinking) are the apparently saber-shaped and apparently not heavily fringed labial palps and the very gray coloration. Lacking, however (perhaps lost?) is the pyramidal scale tuft on the frons. I don't know what clues the foreleg might provide. Any help most appreciated.
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