On 19 August 1982, a female noctuid moth resembling the Palearctic species Noctua pronuba (Linnaeus), which has recently been introduced into Eastern Canada (Neil 1981), was collected at an ultraviolet light at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. An additional specimen, a male, was taken 13 September 1982. A third was seen, but not captured, 2 September 1982. A comparison of the British Columbia material with figures and descriptions of other Noctua species given by Bretherton et al. (1979) revealed them to represent Noctua comes (Hübner), based on their smaller size, light brown, narrow primaries, and well defined discal dot on the secondaries. This preliminary identification was later confirmed by external morphological and genitalic comparison with specimens of various Noctua species obtained from the Nova Scotia Museum collection in Halifax.