Black-banded owlet

Phalaenostola larentioides

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.