Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Wingspan 3.4 cm. Forewing is pale gray with an irregular black band across the inner wing margin. This noctuid is common and distributed in the Pacific West. Moths fly from late spring to early summer. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of oak (Quercus), maple (Acer), and huckleberry (Vaccinium).
Similar species: Acronicta mansueta is smaller, forewing with a pale and broken black inner band, widely distributed in western North America.