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Species Renia salusalis - Hodges#8378

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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 salusalis (Renia salusalis - Hodges#8378)
Hodges Number
8378
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Renia salusalis (Walker, 1859)
Herminia salusalis Walker, 1859
Renia brevirostralis (Grote, 1872)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930529
Size
Wingspan: 25mm (Forbes, 1954), 21-25.5mm (10-12 lines) (Walker, 1858), 30-32mm (Renia brevirostralis Grote, 1872)
Identification
Refer to the guide on the info page for the genus.

In males, "Palpi short, third segment short and blunt, a plume on inner dorsal side of second segment" (1)
Range
Renia brevirostralis type locality: PA, AL
Remarks
Renia salusalis (Walker, 1859) currently is known to range throughout the southeast, but DNA barcoding suggests that specimens from Florida and Alabama may constitute a a separate species. The type locality is unknown so which population would represent the undescribed species is likewise unknown.
See Also
Most similar in the female to R. discoloralis and R. fraternalis. Some intermediate specimens might be externally unidentifiable.
Print References
Forbes, 1954: 405 (1)
Grote, A.R., 1872. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 4: 24.
Walker, F., 1858. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 16: 107
Works Cited
1.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.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems