Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 293 NC Records

Renia fraternalis Smith, 1895 - Fraternal Renia Moth

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930537.00 MONA Number: 8385.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
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: The vast majority of our records for this species come from dry-xeric woodlands and scrub, including maritime forests and dunes and pine-oak sandridges. A few records come from more mesic sites, including savannas, flatwoods, and bottomland forests, but in most of these cases, drier woodlands are located nearby.
Larval Host Plants: Feeds on dead leaves and other detritus (Robinson et al., 2010)
See also Habitat Account for General Dry-Xeric Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 S4S5
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Renia fraternalis - Fraternal Renia Moth

Photos: 3

Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-04-21
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2013-06-04
Bladen Co.
Recorded by: ASH on 2007-05-13
Moore Co.