Common Names: Owlet moths, cutworms, armyworms
This is a catch-all for moths/larvae in the Noctuidae family, many of which are difficult to separate based on photograph alone. Most noctuid adult moths have drab (brownish-gray) wings, although a few are colorful. They are characterized by a structure in the metathorax called the nodular sclerite or epaulette, which separates the tympanum and the conjunctiva in the tympanal organ. Another characteristic in this group is trifine hindwing venation, by reduction or absence of the second medial vein.