Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Moth: Discolored Renia (Renia discoloralis)

The Discolored Renia appears to be the most common moth in the woods at our place in the spring…

They are interesting moths. They look like tiny Concorde airplanes. So well camouflaged, I usually don’t see them before they take off and fly a little distance although in a less-streamlined manner than a Concorde. In almost 100% of instances they land facing back towards they way them came.

Identification resource:

- Bug guide: Discolored Renia moth (Renia discoloralis)
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