Alypia octomaculata

Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Class:
Insecta

Order:
Lepidoptera

Family:
Noctuidae

Genus:
Alypia

Species:
A. octomaculata

Binomial name

Alypia octomaculata
Fabricius, 1775

Synonyms

Sesia octomaculata
Sesia 8-maculata
Phalaena albomaculata
Phalaena bimaculata
Alypia octomaculalis
Alypia quadriguttalis
Alypia matuta H. Edwards, 1883

The Eight-Spotted Forester (Alypia octomaculata) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in the Eastern part of the United States, Texas and Florida. It is also present in parts of Canada.

Larva

The moth is black, with 2 whitish or yellowish spots in each wing.[1] The wingspan is 30–37 mm. The moth flies from April to June in one generation in the north. In the south it has a second generation, which flies in August.
The larvae feed on virginia creeper.
Subspecies[edit]

Alypia octomaculata octomaculata
Alypia octomaculata matuta H. Edwards, 1883

References[edit]

^ Borror, Donald J. & White, Richard E., Insects – A Peterson Field Guide, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, New York, 1970, plate #12

External links[edit]

illinoiswildflowers.info
Butterfliesandmoths.org

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