Girlfriend or Little Lined Underwing (Catocala amica or C. lineella)
The two species are indistinguishable by sight alone. BugGuide simply lists the two species as one: Catocala amica-lineella. Should I set up an ID for that here?
Found at a 365nm UV light setup at a dense mixed forest edge.
Two species of moths in the Erebidae which are indistinguishable by photo alone.
According to BugGuide:
"Traditionally, amica was distinguished by being lighter color overall, with less bold lines, and less blackish shading in the basal and median areas, while lineella was said to be darker overall with bolder lines and more black shading. However, as numerous specimens of both species have been sequenced and identified via DNA analysis, not only have those traditional characteristics.. more