Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elaphria grata Hübner, 1818
Phylogenetic sequence # 932238
has 15 species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing reddish-brown with whitish lines. Dark gray dots in reniform and orbicular spots. (2)
Eastern North America, common in southern United States
Adults are most common from April-October, with several broods.
Larvae reported to eat various forbs, also oaks and dead leaves--clearly not fussy eaters.
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Covell, p. 136, plate 27 #24 (2)
Forbes, 1954. Memoir: Number 329 - Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States, Part III, 226 (3)
Hampson, 1909. Noctuidae in the collection of the British Museum. 7: 510