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A small (2.1-2.5 cm. wingspan) delicate pale tan or grey-brown moth. The forewings are crossed by several poorly defined bands, with the subterminal widest and darkest. The upper half of the outer margin of the forewings is slightly excavated, and the apex comes to a small point as a result. The orbicular is indicated by a few dark scales. The reniform is a small dark dot, with a second similar dot mirroring it just below. The hindwings are slightly paler with indistinct bands. Both fore and hindwings have a thin, dark terminal line. Both sexes are similar, but the male antennae have sparse long bristles while the females are simple. The two small dots at the reniform are the best identification mark. This moth superficially looks more like a small geometrid than a noctuid.


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