Attributes of Alypia octomaculata

Eight-spotted Forester
Alypia octomaculata (Fabricius, 1775)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Agaristinae
Identification: Forewing black with two pale yellow spots and inconspicuous metallic blue bands; hindwing black with white spots in basal and median areas; body black except for pale yellow tegulae and orange on front and middle legs.
Wing Span: 3-3.7 cm.
Life History: A common day-flier.
Flight: One flight April - June in the north; two flights in the south with one August brood.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grapes, Virginia creeper.
Adult Food: NULL
Habitat: NULL
Range: Maine and southern Quebec to Florida; west to South Dakota and Texas.
Conservation: NULL
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Caterpillars can be a pest.
Taxonomy Notes:

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May 12, 2004 Joe Saunders Mercer County, West Virginia, United States August 20, 2015 Details
August 05, 2015 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 05, 2015 Details
July 30, 2015 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 30, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 crm211b Ontario, Canada July 26, 2015 Details
June 10, 2015 mccarr72 Hardin County, Iowa, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 16, 2015 ezeemonee Erie County, New York, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 Bowbender Ashland County, Ohio, United States July 09, 2015 Details
June 13, 2013 Allen Belden Richmond City County, Virginia, United States July 06, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 LepidoBot19 Madison County, Kentucky, United States July 05, 2015 Details
June 02, 2015 juliereid Ontario, Canada June 29, 2015 Details
April 08, 2015 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States June 29, 2015 Details
June 29, 2015 juliereid Ontario, Canada June 29, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 roseanna Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 08, 2015 SArnett82 Howard County, Maryland, United States June 27, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 pv1505 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States June 21, 2015 Details
June 17, 2015 cjablonski McHenry County, Illinois, United States June 18, 2015 Details
June 02, 2015 DanielSnethen Shannon County, South Dakota, United States June 10, 2015 Details
June 09, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 10, 2015 Details
June 08, 2015 Beverly Carter Baxter County, Arkansas, United States June 09, 2015 Details
June 07, 2015 Martin and Sara Texas, Tyler County, United States June 07, 2015 Details
May 30, 2015 shilfiell Orleans County, New York, United States May 31, 2015 Details
May 29, 2015 Adirondackphotography Washington County, New York, United States May 31, 2015 Details
May 28, 2015 squishysue Kent County, Michigan, United States May 31, 2015 Details
May 27, 2015 Mimiverbena Ontario, Canada May 27, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 Karen Dougherty Bergen County, New Jersey, United States May 26, 2015 Details
May 14, 2015 Allen Belden Page County, Virginia, United States May 17, 2015 Details
May 12, 2015 kimslilypad Calhoun County, Alabama, United States May 15, 2015 Details
May 01, 2015 Coastie_spice Comal County, Texas, United States May 11, 2015 Details
May 02, 2015 M. Moore Collin County, Texas, United States May 06, 2015 Details
March 30, 2015 Stuart Marcus Texas, Liberty County, United States March 30, 2015 Details
March 21, 2015 DrewLacy Texas, Travis County, United States March 23, 2015 Details
June 17, 2014 Sue D. L. Smith Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States March 05, 2015 Details
August 18, 2012 Bleuwolf13 Fremont County, Idaho, United States February 05, 2015 Details
September 02, 1979 Indy Entomologist Carroll County, Indiana, United States January 30, 2015 Details
June 06, 2014 Adirondackphotography Rensselaer County, New York, United States December 11, 2014 Details
June 06, 2011 lisagorn Otsego County, New York, United States November 26, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 jim8435wisc Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States September 25, 2014 Details
July 03, 2014 marylouh67 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States September 25, 2014 Details
March 25, 2014 dondubois Texas, Montgomery County, United States September 23, 2014 Details
June 13, 2014 b.cn.u Ontario, Canada September 19, 2014 Details
June 17, 2014 Sue D. L. Smith Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States September 02, 2014 Details
April 26, 2014 TheWayfarer21 Onslow County, North Carolina, United States August 30, 2014 Details
July 01, 2013 Ron Schmiedge Saskatchewan, Canada August 18, 2014 Details
June 24, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States August 15, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 Chip Krilowicz Camden County, New Jersey, United States July 27, 2014 Details
July 20, 2014 Debra Rose Keenan Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States July 26, 2014 Details
July 16, 2014 russet58 Wisconsin, United States July 17, 2014 Details
July 08, 2014 rjcohrs Hancock County, Indiana, United States July 15, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 RAguirre Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States July 09, 2014 Details
June 27, 2014 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 06, 2014 Details