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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July 24, 2016 KS.trailwalker Anderson County, Kansas, United States August 15, 2016 Details
August 10, 2016 Weezie_One Madison County, Missouri, United States August 13, 2016 Details
July 22, 2016 s_tabitha Cortland County, New York, United States July 23, 2016 Details
May 24, 2016 Ryan D. Larson Dane County, Wisconsin, United States July 13, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 SYDruzhinin Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States July 11, 2016 Details
July 09, 2016 EPIMEDIUM McHenry County, Illinois, United States July 10, 2016 Details
June 22, 2016 khercz Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States July 07, 2016 Details
June 23, 2016 Mary Patterson York County, Pennsylvania, United States July 07, 2016 Details
May 06, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 05, 2016 Details
June 10, 2016 holla for the environment Ontario, Canada June 19, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 KristyBaker Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States June 13, 2016 Details
May 07, 2016 linda-butterfly Pike County, Georgia, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 04, 2016 sally lickey Alcona County, Michigan, United States June 05, 2016 Details
May 21, 2016 ChasMattAmar Charleston County, South Carolina, United States June 01, 2016 Details
May 24, 2015 JdyJdyJdy Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States May 30, 2016 Details
May 29, 2016 abixby Tompkins County, New York, United States May 29, 2016 Details
May 23, 2016 CA Ivy McDonald County, Missouri, United States May 25, 2016 Details
June 02, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada May 16, 2016 Details
May 14, 2016 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States May 14, 2016 Details
May 09, 2016 pusser_uk Wayne County, North Carolina, United States May 09, 2016 Details
June 06, 2014 James Fox Oakland County, Michigan, United States May 04, 2016 Details
July 05, 2014 Ilse Gebhard Kalamazoo County, Michigan, United States May 04, 2016 Details
March 31, 2016 cosmic_cat Gregg County, Texas, United States April 30, 2016 Details
April 29, 2016 alpotter2011 Hays County, Texas, United States April 29, 2016 Details
April 14, 2016 amealer Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States April 15, 2016 Details
April 04, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 08, 2016 Details
June 25, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 01, 2016 Details
March 22, 2016 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States March 29, 2016 Details
March 22, 2016 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States March 29, 2016 Details
March 22, 2016 Laurie Sheppard Grayson County, Texas, United States March 27, 2016 Details
March 27, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States March 27, 2016 Details
March 14, 2016 ncrosbyrd Leon County, Florida, United States March 25, 2016 Details
March 20, 2016 Susi Stroud Alabama, United States March 23, 2016 Details
March 08, 2016 marlin Brewster County, Texas, United States March 13, 2016 Details
March 09, 2014 hlivings Texas, Llano County, United States January 11, 2016 Details
June 07, 2015 Katherine Halley Dane County, Wisconsin, United States October 29, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 pedro8410 Providence County, Rhode Island, United States October 11, 2015 Details
June 03, 2015 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada September 30, 2015 Details
June 12, 2015 cheins Sibley County, Minnesota, United States September 22, 2015 Details
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