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Species Renia factiosalis - Sociable Renia - Hodges#8379

Sociable Renia - Renia factiosalis - female Herminiinae 1374 - Renia factiosalis - male Renia - Renia factiosalis Litter Moth#1 - Renia factiosalis - female 9050197 moth - Renia factiosalis - female Noctuide larvae - Renia factiosalis Renia factiosalis? - Renia factiosalis - female Renia factiosalis - 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 factiosalis (Sociable Renia - Hodges#8379)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Renia factiosalis (Walker, 1859)
Hypena factiosalis (Walker, 1859)
Renia clitosalis (Walker, 1859)
Renia centralis (Grote, 1872)
Renia plenilinealis (Grote, 1872)
Renia alutalis (Grote, 1872)
Renia tilosalis (Smith, 1909)
wingspan about 24 mm, based on two photos by Jim Vargo at MPG
Refer to the guide on the info page for the genus.
Quebec and Ontario to Florida
adults fly from May to September
larvae feed on dead leaves
See Also
Most easily confused with R. nemoralis. Generally, in nemoralis, the AM line is straighter and the forewings and hindwings are less banded and the lines of the hindwing more diffuse. Some intermediate specimens might be externally unidentifiable.
Internet References
Info and Images (Moth Photographers Group)
Images and Info (Barcoding Life)
pinned adult image by John Glaser, plus seasonality (Larry Line, Maryland)
presence in Florida, list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
distribution in Canada Ontario and Quebec only (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)