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Speckled Renia

Renia adspergillus

Description:

Beautiful brown moth that seemed to be mimicking a skipper with the clubbed antennae.

Notes:

Positively phototactic.

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7 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Interesting, ForestDragon! Thanks for helping!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Here is my Sober Renia: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/120...
and I have another Renia moth in my spottings, the Fraternal Renia:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/115...

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

The Speckled Renia was my best guess as well. I think mine is a Sober Renia(at least that is my best guess). I will post it soon.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thanks again, ForestDragon, it appears to be the Speckled Renia, don't you think? http://bugguide.net/node/view/156054/bgp...

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thanks, ForestDragon! I'll take a look when I get home.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

I think it looks most like these actually:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/10785/bgpa...

Litter Moth, Genus Renia. The individual species seem to have a lot of variation.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Ah! I have photos of a moth just like this that I haven't been able to identify either. Those antennae seem pretty distinct. I should post it as well. I believe it is a species of Owlet moth. Still searching.

Jacob Gorneau
Spotted by
Jacob Gorneau

New York, USA

Spotted on Jun 28, 2012
Submitted on Jul 4, 2012

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