Black-banded Owlet - Phalaenostola larentioides
Total length: ~10 mm. Violet-gray forewing with wavy AM and PM lines. There are wide bands of black shading in the median area and along the subterminal line.
Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area.
The black-banded owlet is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found from New Brunswick and Wisconsin to Maine, south to Florida and Texas, west to Ontario.
The wingspan is 17 to 24 millimetres . Adults are on wing from May to September. There seem to be two or more generations per year. The larvae feed on dead grass, leaf litter and living clover leaves.