Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kidney Moth
Nephrogramma reniculalis (Zeller, 1872)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Glaphyriinae
Identification: forewing dark brownish-gray with white reniform spot, noticeably curved or bent in middle; AM line pale, scalloped, indistinct; PM line pale, indistinct, curving around reniform spot and terminating in small wedge at costa; hindwing dark brownish-gray with irregular white markings and diffuse shading in basal half and along inner margin
Wing Span: about 1.4 cm
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Range: eastern United States and Ontario; type specimen collected in Dallas, Texas
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