The Noctuidae or owlet moths are a large family of moths, perhaps the most numerous, distributed worldwide.
Most have forewings gray or brown, although sometimes have brightly colored hindwings.
Sexual dimorphism is not evident in most species belonging to this family.
These moths fly at night, and are easily attracted by artificial light, as well as sugar and flower nectar.
Characteristic of this family, is also the high number of species whose caterpillars have the particularity to feed on poisonous plants, such as Nicotiana and Sophora,
that would kill most insects that try to feed on them.