Brown to light gray wings. Note marking that looks a bit like a child's drawing of a seagull in flight. The difficulty comes in separating this species from the Canadian Melanolophia (M. canadaria), which is supposedly darker, more mottled, and has a more crooked PM line.
M. imperfectaria also seems to be virtually identical in appearance, but it is only known to occur in FL and TX.
Distribution pattern: Eastern. The subspecies timucuae is only recorded from one location in western Florida.