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Species Renia factiosalis - Sociable Renia - Hodges#8379

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Classification
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
8379
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)
Size
wingspan about 24 mm, based on two photos by Jim Vargo at MPG
Identification
Refer to the guide on the info page for the genus.
Range
Quebec and Ontario to Florida
Season
adults fly from May to September
Food
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)