Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Wingspan 3.6 cm. Forewing is dark brown to black with large discal spots; hindwing is dark brown. This noctuid is abundant and widely distributed in wet conifer forests in western North America. Moths fly in late summer. Caterpillars feed on herbs at the soil surface.
Similar species: Euxoa satis represents a large group of over 40 species with similar gray, brown, and black colors, many species may occur at a single locality in dry forests east of the Cascade Mountains; Aseptis fumosa possess small erect tufts of hair on the dorsum of the abdomen.