Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 53 NC Records

Renia salusalis (Walker, 1859) - No Common Name



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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930529.00 MONA Number: 8378.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult Structural Features: The palps of the males are distinctively short; palps of the females are long, as they are in both sexes of other species of Renia (Forbes, 1954).
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: This species is associated with mesic to dry forests (Wagner et al., 2011). Our records come from sites that meet that general description but fall primarily into just a few types: maritime forests, pond-pine woodlands and non-riverine swamp forest, and dry upland woodlands. The one common denominator is the presence of pines, the color of dead needles is a good match for the coloration of this moth.
Larval Host Plants: Larval feeding preferences are not well documented but most are believed to feed on dead leaves and other detritus (Wagner et al., 2011)
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Status in North Carolina
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State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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 Photo Gallery for Renia salusalis - No common name

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-05-10
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-05-10
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-05-03
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-26
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-08-31
Dare Co.
Comment: Male, showing very short palps a dimorphic character that distinguishes this species
Recorded by: B. Bockhahn on 2014-05-21
Halifax Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-16
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-02
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-04-29
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-04-26
Dare Co.
Comment: Female, showing palps of normal length for this genus. Identification based on association with the males
Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-04-26
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-04-26
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-04-26
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-04-26
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-04-26
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2013-12-21
Dare Co.
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