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Page Last Updated: February 18 2017
13 species
Grayish Zanclognatha Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Zanclognatha
Species: Pedipilalis
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Also known as Grayish Fan-foot - possibly Early
Zanclognatha (Z. cruralis)
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Speckled Renia - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Renia
Species: Adspergillus
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Black-banded Owlet Moth - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Phalaenostola
Species: Larentioides
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
More Grayish Zanclognatha Moths
Updated April 5 2013
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More Speckled Renia Moths
Updated February 18 2017
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Dark-banded Owlet Moth - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Phalaenophana
Species: Pyramusalis
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Morbid Owlet Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Chytolita
Species: Morbidalis
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Bent-winged Owlet Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Bleptina
Species: Caradrinalis
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Dark-spotted Palthis Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Palthis
Species: Angulalis
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Bent-winged Owlet Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm - wingspan 2 to 3 cm - Toronto Islands - July 2013
Grayish Zanclognatha Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - June 2010
Black-banded Owlet Moth on Raspberry - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Kortright Centre for Conservation - July 2012
Dark-banded Owlet Moth - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - August 2008
Morbid Owlet Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Rouge Park - June 2013
Black-banded Owlet Moth - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Phalaenostola
Species: Larentioides
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Same as below
Same as above
Black-banded Owlet Moth - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Don Mills - July 2015
More Dark-spotted Palthis Moths
Updated January 4 2017
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Dark-spotted Palthis Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm - wingspan 2 to 2.5 cm - High Park - August 2016
Speckled Renia - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Cawthra Park (MIssissauga) - July 2016
Common Idia Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Idia
Species: Aemula
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
More Common Idia Moths
Updated August 21 2016
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Glossy Black Idia Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Idia
Species: Lubricalis
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Glossy Black Idia Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm - wingspan 2.5 to 3.5 cm - Leaside Industrial Area - June 2014
More Glossy Black Idia Moths
Updated September 1 2016
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Common Idia Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm - wingspan 2 to 3 cm - High Park - June 2016
American Idia Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Idia
Species: Americalis
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
More American Idia Moths
Updated September 1 2016
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American Idia Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm - wingspan 2 to 3 cm - High Park - July 2016
Slant-lined Owlet Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Macrochilo
Species: Absorptalis
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Slant-lined Owlet Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm - High Park - July 2016
Faint-spotted Palthis Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Palthis
Species: Asopialis
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Faint-spotted Palthis Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm - wingspan 2 to 2.5 cm - High Park - August 2016
Yellow-spotted Renia - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Renia
Species: Flavipunctalis
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Yellow-spotted Renia - wingspan approx. 3 cm - High Park - July 2016
Smoothly curved PM line as compared to the Speckled
Renia (see below)
Similar to Sober Renia (R. sobrialis) - jagged PM line as
compared to the Yellow-spotted Renia (see above)