Z Species of Renia

Renia adspergillus

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Renia adspergillus, Speckled Renia Moth
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Variable coloration, ranging from light to dark brown and gray. Antemedial and post medial lines are wavy, and subterminal line will either have a toothed appearance or a complete line. A DARK BAR is present between, and parallel to the antemedial and postmedial lines. Very similar to Renia discoloralis in appearance, although Renia adspergillus has a forewing length of between 11 and 13 mm, while Renia discoloralis is much larger, with a forewing length between 16 and 18 mm.

Renia discoloralis

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Renia discoloralis, Discolored Renia Moth
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Renia discoloralis, Discolored Renia Moth
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Variable coloration, ranging from light brown to reddish brown to brown. Unicolored specimens will show a DARK BAR between and parallel to the antemedial and postmedial lines. Unicolor specimens look similar to Renia adspergillus, although Renia adspergillus has a forewing length of between 11 and 13 mm, while Renia discoloralis is much larger, with a forewing length between 16 and 18 mm. Bicolored specimens will lack this bar and instead show very DARK COLORATION between the antemedial and postmedial lines. Bicolored specimens will look similar to Renia factiosalis, although Renia factiosalis will also have a dark coloration bordering the subterminal line and extending to the forewing outer edge. Renia discoloralis will have this DARK COLORATION BORDERING THE SUB TERMINAL LINE but not extending tot he forewing outer edge. Renia factiosalis also has a forewing length of 12-13 mm while Renia discoloralis has a forewing length of 16-18 mm.

Renia factiosalis
Brown wing coloration with a DARK COLORATION completely spanning the area between the antemedial and postmedial lines. In some specimens, a dark bar may still be present and noticable amongst the shading, similar to the Renia aspergillus and unicolored Renia discoloralis. Dark shading is also present surrounding the subterminal line, and extends to the outer edge of the wing. Similar to the bicolored Renia discoloralis and Renia sobrialis, although Renia discoloralis is larger, at 16-18 mm wing length, and the Renia sobrialis does not have complete shading of the area between the antemedial and postmedial lines.

Renia flavipunctalis

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Renia flavipunctalis, Yellow spotted Renia Moth
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Varying brown coloration, easily discerned from other Renia species by the SMOOTH and COMPLETE postmedial line. Renia flavipunctalis has a smooth and complete antemedial line as does Renia nemoralis, although Renia nemoralis has a noticably wavy or incomplete postmedial line.

Renia fraternalis
unclear

Renia nemoralis

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Renia nemoralis, Chocolate Renia Moth
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© John Pickering, 2004-2017
Renia nemoralis, Chocolate Renia Moth
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Forewing coloration reddish brown to chocolate. Characteristic antemedial line is a SMOOTH arc, however this may be difficult to discern among darker specimens. Has a wavy or incomplete postmedial line, unlike Renia flavipunctalis.

Renia salusalis
unclear

Renia sobrialis

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Renia sobrialis, Sober Renia Moth
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Brown with darker coloration between the median and the postmedial line, as well as bordering the subterminal line. Similar to the Renia factiosalis, although the Renia factiosalis has dark shading throughout the area between the antemedial and the postmedial line, while the Renia sobrialis only has dark shading in the lower half of this area, while the upper half is SAME COLOR as above the antemedial line