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Species Renia sobrialis - Sober Renia - Hodges#8387

Illinois male - Renia sobrialis - male Smoky Tetanolita Moth? - Renia sobrialis - female Renia sp.? - Renia sobrialis - male Herminiinae mystery - Renia sobrialis - female Renia sobrialis - male Renia sobrialis - male Renia sobrialis - male Renia sobrialis - Sober Renia - Hodges#8387 - Renia sobrialis - female
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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 sobrialis (Sober Renia - Hodges#8387)
Hodges Number
8387
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Renia sobrialis (Walker, 1859)
Renia restrictalis (Grote, 1872) - (Smith, 1893 Bull. U. S. Nat. Mus., 44, 387, pr. syn.)
Size
Wingspan 24-27mm (1)
Identification
Refer to the guide on the info page for the genus.
Range
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Mississippi/Michigan (1)
Season
April-September (1)
Food
Dead leaves (larvae)
See Also
Most easily confused with Tetanolita floridana. Males may be easily distinguished based on the placement and size of the antennal notch, which is much more basally located and smaller in Tetanolita spp. than in sobrialis, and by size, with sobrialis substantially larger than Tetanolita spp. Photographs of females (or males with the antennae held under the wings) are more challenging.

Print References
Covell, p. 326 & plate 42#3 (1)
Smith, J. B., 1895. "Contributions Toward A Monograph Of The Insects Of The Lepidopterous Family Noctuidae Of Boreal North America. A Revision Of The Deltoid Moths." Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 48, 71 (2)
Forbes, 1954. Memoir: Number 329 - Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States, Part III, 406 (3)
Internet References
Images and Info at Moth Photographers Group
Images and Info at Barcoding Life
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Contributions toward a monograph of the insects of the Lepidopterous family Noctuidae of boreal North America a ...
John B. Smith. 1895. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 48: 1-129.
3.Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States, Part III [Noctuidae]
William T. M. Forbes . 1954. Cornell University. Agricultural Experiment Station Memoir: Number 329: 1-433.