Moths of North Carolina
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Renia factiosalis (Walker, 1859) - Sociable Renia Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930530.00 MONA Number: 8379.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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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 woodlands across its range (Wagner et al., 2011). Our records are all from forested habitats but include closed canopy hardwood forests in addition to open woodlands. The presence of hardwoods appear to be the common denominator.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on dead leaves and other detritus (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S4S5
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 factiosalis - Sociable Renia Moth

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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2021-09-03
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2021-09-03
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-07-19
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-24
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-06-18
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-08-12
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-09-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-08-05
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2018-07-15
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2018-07-10
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2016-08-01
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-08-11
Cherokee Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2011-08-19
Camden Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2011-06-01
Camden Co.
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