Alypia octomaculata

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Alypia octomaculata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Alypia
Species: A. octomaculata
Binomial name
Alypia octomaculata
Fabricius, 1775
  • 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.


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.


  • Alypia octomaculata octomaculata
  • Alypia octomaculata matuta H. Edwards, 1883


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

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