Identification: Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Pg. 360. Similar to E. coloraria, but has a sharper forewing apex and thinner, more sharply defined post-median line that meets the costa (outer margin) farther out. The colors are dull gray to brown in the spring brood, straw yellow to olive in the summer brood. The median lines are variably complete often with a diffused spot just beyond the post-median line at the mid-point. The underside is variably yellow, tinted with bright pink in the summer brood. Caterpillar host plants are New Jersey Tea, clover and rubus species.