There are more than 11,000 moth species in the United States so it is no surprise that I find new ones even here in the yard. There certainly are plenty of repeats but this year I’ve seen several newbies.
Speckled Renia-Renia adspergillus. While not the most outrageous design, I do enjoy the patterning and coloration of this species. They can vary in their color and another name is Gray Renia. These are among the litter moths, so called because the larvae eat decaying leaves on the ground.