New York Natural Heritage Program
Chocolate Renia
Renia nemoralis Barnes and McDunnough, 1918
Insects

Identifying Characteristics [-]
Chocolate Renia is approximately 2.5-3 cm wide. The males are grayish brown. The females are a deep buff to reddish. The wings are smooth or mottled. The antemedial line is dark and even with an outward curve. As with all Renia species, the males have tufts on their antennae (Covell 1984).

Best Life Stage for Proper Identification [-]
Adult.

Diet [-]
According to Wagner et al. (2011), chocolate Renia diet consists of dead leaves and organic matter.
Chocolate Renia Images
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The Best Time to See
According to Covell (1984), adults can be found from July to August rangewide, while Schweitzer (1998) stated the moths can be found August to September. Specific information for New York is not available at this time.
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Present Active
The time of year you would expect to find Chocolate Renia present (blue shading) and active (orange shading) in New York.