The Common Idia (Idia aemula)
The Common Idia (Idia aemula) is a litter moth of the family Erebidae. It is found from Canada south to Florida and Texas and in most of Eurasia.
In North America, adults are on wing from May to October in the north and from April to November in the south.
FW is variable pale grayish brown to dark gray, peppered with dusky scales. Jagged lines are often heaviest at costa. Orbicular and reniform spots are typically pale yellow. Darker individuals often have pale yellow ST line.
Hosts: The larvae feed on dead leaves.