Species Details

Renia flavipunctalis

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Common NameEven-lined Renia SeasonalityNo information available. IdentificationA small (2.6-3.1 cm wingspan) light brown moth with somewhat triangular pointed wings. The forewings are crossed by thin pale antemedian and postmedian lines, the latter in particular outlined in darker scales, and a diffuse dark median band. The subterminal line is pale and distinct near the costa, otherwise obscure or marked only by a few dark scales. The orbicular and reniform spots are dull orange, partly outlined with black and with two larger black dots in the reniform. The hindwings are the same color as the forewings, with the postmedian line continuing across them from the forewings. The antennae are unusual and diagnostic. There is a small claw and plume about three-quarters of the way toward the tip, and the thin terminal third curls up when dried, while the basal portion remains stiff and straight. Both the sexes are similar, but the female is less strongly marked.

Scientific Name Renia flavipunctalis Common Name Even-lined Renia Habitat Wooded and shrubby habitats. Seasonality No information available. Identification
A small (2.6-3.1 cm wingspan) light brown moth with somewhat triangular pointed wings. The forewings are crossed by thin pale antemedian and postmedian lines, the latter in particular outlined in darker scales, and a…
A small (2.6-3.1 cm wingspan) light brown moth with somewhat triangular pointed wings. The forewings are crossed by thin pale antemedian and postmedian lines, the latter in particular outlined in darker scales, and a diffuse dark median band. The subterminal line is pale and distinct near the costa, otherwise obscure or marked only by a few dark scales. The orbicular and reniform spots are dull orange, partly outlined with black and with two larger black dots in the reniform. The hindwings are the same color as the forewings, with the postmedian line continuing across them from the forewings. The antennae are unusual and diagnostic. There is a small claw and plume about three-quarters of the way toward the tip, and the thin terminal third curls up when dried, while the basal portion remains stiff and straight. Both the sexes are similar, but the female is less strongly marked.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. Conservation At the edge of its range. No concerns. Diet Info No Alberta data; elsewhere reported to feed on dead leaves of deciduous trees (Crumb, 1956). Range Nova Scotia west to Alberta, south to North Carolina and Colorado. No specific Alberta data is available, although there are reported to be Alberta specimen(s) in Ottawa (CNCI).

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"Renia flavipunctalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-906. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Herminiinae Genus Renia Species Renia flavipunctalis
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum