Alypia octomaculata

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Alypia octomaculata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Alypia
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

Alypia octomaculata, the eight-spotted forester, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in the eastern part of the United States and in parts of Canada and Mexico.


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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