The Bronzed Cutworm (Nephelodes minians)
The Bronzed Cutworm (Nephelodes minians) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in most of North America, except Florida and adjacent states.
FW is variable pinkish to grayish brown with a violet sheen when fresh. Reddish brown median area is edged with curved orange AM and PM lines. Orbicular and reniform spots are pale orange. ST area is often crossed with blackish veins.
The moth flies from July to October depending on the location.
Hosts: The larva feed on various grasses, including cereal crops and corn.