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Species Renia sobrialis - Sober Renia - Hodges#8387

Sober Renia - Renia sobrialis - male Renia sobrialis (side view) - Renia sobrialis Sober Renia Moth - Hodges #8387 - Renia sobrialis sober renia - Renia sobrialis sober renia - Renia sobrialis Sober Renia - Renia sobrialis - male Renia sobrialis Renia sobrialis (Sober Renia) - Renia sobrialis
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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)
Range
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Mississippi/Michigan (1)
Season
April-September (1)
Food
Dead leaves (larvae)
See Also
Tetanolita floridana - Antennae of male T. floridana have node within basal third. Otherwise, may not be reliably separated but on average: the median band of R. sobrialis is straighter; T. floridana tends to have a dark patch at the apex; T. floridana has a more contrasting st. line which continues onto the HW. See comments by Jason D. Roberts here.
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.