Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 166 NC Records

Renia sobrialis (Walker, 1859) - Sober Renia Moth

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930539.00 MONA Number: 8387.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); 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
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 majority of our records come from Longleaf Pine savannas, seeps, bog, shorelines, and other open, wet, herb-dominated habitats
Larval Host Plants: Probably feeds on dead leaves and other organic debris like other members of this genus
See also Habitat Account for General Sedge, Grass, and Rush Mires
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 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 sobrialis - Sober Renia Moth

Photos: 5

Recorded by: David George on 2021-09-03
Orange Co.
Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-06-06
Buncombe Co.
Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-08-10
Cherokee Co.
Recorded by: j.wyche on 2013-09-02
Gates Co.
Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2011-07-06
Ashe Co.