Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 72 NC Records

Renia nemoralis Barnes & McDunnough, 1918 - Chocolate Renia Moth

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930531.00 MONA Number: 8380.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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: Our records are divided between open habitats -- primarily Longleaf Pine savannas and upland bogs -- and various types of forests, including both pine and hardwood dominated.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on dead leaves and other organic material (Wagner et al., 2011)
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Renia nemoralis - Chocolate Renia Moth

Photos: 8

Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-06-15
Durham Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-26
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-23
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-08-25
Buncombe Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2017-12-12
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2017-09-10
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2017-06-18
Cabarrus Co.
Comment: Uncommon
Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-07-24
Ashe Co.