Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 18 species of the genus Feltia
species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Distinctive barring on forewing. Species identification a bit difficult. See Internet references--the illustrations in Covell (2)
are very dark.
Includes eastern North America.
Adults may take some nectar.
Larvae feed on a variety of herbs, and some woody plants. Hosts include many cultivated plants, and the caterpillars may be a pest.
Covell, p. 91, plate 19 (2)
Lafontaine JD, Schmidt BC (2010) Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (1)
Insects of Cedar Creek
--Dingy Cutworm Moth (Feltia jaculifers)
---pinned adult images of all 4 species occurring in Canada