#343 Eight-spotted Forester Moth (Alypia octomaculata)

11 February 2021

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.

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