The Dusky Cutworm is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from coast to coast from central Canada south to Mexico.
The wingspan is about 37 mm. Adults are on wing from August to September in temperate climes within their range. They have a much wider season in the neotropics, starting at least as early as March.
The larvae feed on ''Medicago sativa'', ''Trifolium'', ''Nicotiana tabacum'', ''Viola'', ''Stellaria media'', ''Avena sativa'' and ''Zea mays''.