Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


Species Renia sobrialis - Sober Renia - Hodges#8387

Smoky Tetanolita Moth? - Renia sobrialis - female sober renia - Renia sobrialis sober renia - Renia sobrialis Renia sobrialis Herminiinae mystery - Renia sobrialis - female Sober Renia - Renia sobrialis Renia sobrialis? - Renia sobrialis - male Renia sobrialis - male
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Renia sobrialis (Walker, 1859)
Renia restrictalis (Grote, 1872) - (Smith, 1893 Bull. U. S. Nat. Mus., 44, 387, pr. syn.)
Wingspan 24-27mm (1)
Refer to the guide on the info page for the genus.
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Mississippi/Michigan (1)
April-September (1)
Dead leaves (larvae)
See Also
Most easily confused with 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.