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 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_Lorenz 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
June 14, 2014 jrtindall Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States July 03, 2014 Details
June 22, 2014 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States June 23, 2014 Details
June 08, 2014 todonnell Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States June 19, 2014 Details
June 16, 2014 Alohagirl_rn Boone County, Missouri, United States June 17, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 Samsara Chapman Lewis And Clark County, Montana, United States June 15, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 aarongunnar Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States June 13, 2014 Details
June 09, 2014 Photogazmic Rice County, Minnesota, United States June 13, 2014 Details
June 04, 2014 Melva Levandoski Jefferson County, Illinois, United States June 13, 2014 Details
May 08, 2014 GeorgeButel Boone County, Arkansas, United States June 03, 2014 Details
May 26, 2014 ozcomomoths Ozark County, Missouri, United States June 02, 2014 Details
May 07, 2014 Rossalleni McCreary County, Kentucky, United States May 26, 2014 Details
May 21, 2014 Kurt R. Schwarz Howard County, Maryland, United States May 25, 2014 Details
May 08, 2014 Idun Guenther Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States May 12, 2014 Details
April 25, 2014 lorispencer Logan County, Arkansas, United States May 05, 2014 Details
May 05, 2014 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States May 05, 2014 Details
April 30, 2014 inthelikeness Comanche County, Texas, United States April 30, 2014 Details
April 24, 2014 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States April 24, 2014 Details
April 21, 2014 gbirch71 Texas, Travis County, United States April 22, 2014 Details
April 05, 2014 Ken Cheeks Richmond County, Georgia, United States April 21, 2014 Details
April 12, 2014 Mrfish Texas, United States April 20, 2014 Details
April 12, 2014 Debbie Taylor Pope County, Arkansas, United States April 13, 2014 Details
March 30, 2014 loiskantor Texas, Travis County, United States April 12, 2014 Details
April 10, 2014 bovidaeloony Bexar County, Texas, United States April 10, 2014 Details
March 27, 2014 JVJ Texas, Travis County, United States March 29, 2014 Details
March 23, 2014 Greylan Dallas County, Texas, United States March 27, 2014 Details
June 07, 1996 curtis.lehman (Steven Johnson) Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States March 22, 2014 Details
May 30, 2003 curtis.lehman (Steven Johnson) Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States March 22, 2014 Details
May 21, 2004 curtis.lehman (Steven Johnson) Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States March 22, 2014 Details
April 20, 2002 curtis.lehman (Steven Johnson) Boone County, West Virginia, United States March 21, 2014 Details
June 02, 1995 curtis.lehman (Steven Johnson) Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States March 21, 2014 Details
March 11, 2014 Cabe Dallas County, Texas, United States March 11, 2014 Details
June 05, 2013 jgrigoli Union County, New Jersey, United States February 11, 2014 Details
July 21, 2013 julmast Elkhart County, Indiana, United States February 11, 2014 Details
August 03, 2013 blushresponse Suffolk County, New York, United States February 10, 2014 Details
April 01, 2012 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States September 25, 2013 Details
March 16, 2013 jeffmci9 Texas, Travis County, United States September 24, 2013 Details