any one of numerous, often dull-colored night-flying moths of the family members Noctuidae, having a well-developed proboscis for drawing nectar and larvae for instance the cutworms and armyworms which can be destructive to younger trees and other crops. Also known as owlet moth.
Any moth associated with family Noctuidae
anybody of various moths for the family Noctuidæ, or Noctuælitæ, whilst the cutworm moths, and armyworm moths; -- so called simply because they fly during the night.
A noctuid moth; among Noctuidæ.
frequently dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the generally smooth-bodied larvae tend to be destructive agricultural bugs