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General DescriptionA medium-size moth (approx 3 cm wingspan) with brown forewings and light grey-brown hindwings. The forewings are grey-brown with lighter red-brown in a more or less longitudinal pattern. The most prominent markings are the white strip forming the lower end of the postmedian line, and the narrow blackish streak in the fold between the antemedian and postmedian lines. The forewing fringe is checkered with white at the veins. The antennae are simple and the sexes are alike. A number of Apamea species share a similar color and pattern but are larger and more robust moths.